[syn: mileage, fuel consumption rate, gasoline mileage, gas mileage]
3. a travel allowance at a given rate per mile traveled;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mileage \Mile"age\ (m[imac]l"[asl]j; 48), n.
1. An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per
2. Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of
lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company,
telegraph company, etc. [Written also milage.]
3. The number of miles that a vehicle can travel after
consuming a certain quantity of fuel; in the United
States, usually expressed in units of miles per gallon;
as, smaller cars tend to get better mileage. It is
sometimes used as a nmeasure of the energy efficiency of a
4. Use, profit or advantage; as, he got a lot of mileage out
of one hit record.
Constructive mileage, a mileage allowed for journeys
supposed to be made, but not actually made. --Bartlett.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: distance measured in miles [syn: mileage, milage]
2: the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of
gallons of gasoline burned [syn: mileage, fuel consumption
rate, gasoline mileage, gas mileage]
3: a travel allowance at a given rate per mile traveled
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "mileage":
account, aesthetic distance, allowance, assessment, bill,
blackmail, blood money, clearance, compass, deep space,
depths of space, distance, divergence, emolument, extension,
extent, farness, fee, footing, hush money, infinity,
initiation fee, leeway, length, lengthiness, light-years,
linear measures, long time, longitude, longness, margin, measure,
overall length, parsecs, perpetuity, perspective, piece, range,
reach, reckoning, remoteness, retainer, retaining fee, scot,
separation, space, span, stipend, stretch, stride, tribute, way,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
MILEAGE. A compensation allowed by law to officers, for their trouble and
expenses in travelling on public business.
2. The mileage allowed to members of congress, is eight dollars for
every twenty miles of estimated distance, by the most usual roads, from his
place of residence to the seat of congress, at the commencement and end of
every session. Act of Jan. 22, 1818; 3 Story, Laws U. S. 1657.
3. In computing mileage the distance by the road usually travelled is
that which must be allowed, whether in fact the officer travels a more or
less distant way to suit his own convenience. 5 Shepl. R. 431.