mileage etymology

English word mileage comes from English -age, English mile

Detailed word origin of mileage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
mile English (eng) (informal) Any similarly large distance.. (slang) A race of 1 mile's length; a race of around 1 mile's length (usually 1500 or 1600 meters). (slang) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.. Any of many customary units of length derived from the Roman mile (mille passus) of 8 stades or 5,000 Roman feet.. Any of many customary units of length from other measurement systems of roughly similar [...]
mileage English (eng) (informal) Something worth taking into consideration.. (informal) The amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future.. Mileage allowance, an allowance for travel expenses at a specified rate per mile.. The number of miles travelled by a vehicle on a certain volume of fuel.. The total distance travelled in miles or in air miles.

Words with the same origin as mileage

Descendants of -age
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