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van·tage

 (văn′tĭj)
n.
1.
a. An advantage in a competition or conflict; superiority.
b. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
2. A vantage point.
3. Sports An advantage.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, short for Old French avantage, advantage; see advantage.]

vantage

(ˈvɑːntɪdʒ)
n
1. a state, position, or opportunity affording superiority or advantage
2. superiority or benefit accruing from such a position, state, etc
3. (Tennis) tennis short for advantage
[C13: from Old French avantage advantage]
ˈvantageless adj

van•tage

(ˈvæn tɪdʒ, ˈvɑn-)

n.
1. a position affording some strategic advantage or a commanding view.
2. an advantage or superiority.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, aph. variant of avantage advantage]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vantage - place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)vantage - place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
vantage point, viewpoint - a place from which something can be viewed; "from that vantage point he could survey the whole valley"
2.vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
favor, favour - an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; "the outcome was in his favor"
leverage - strategic advantage; power to act effectively; "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
handicap - advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
homecourt advantage - the advantage of playing on your home court in front of fans who are rooting for you
lead - an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
clout, pull - special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
head start, start - the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
gain, profit - the advantageous quality of being beneficial
preference - grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)
privilege - a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
expedience, expediency - the quality of being suited to the end in view
favorable position, favourable position, superiority - the quality of being at a competitive advantage
good - benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
advantageousness, favorableness, favourableness, profitableness, positiveness, positivity - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
tax advantage - an advantage bestowed by legislation that reduces a tax on some preferred activity

vantage

noun
1. A factor conducive to superiority and success:
2. A dominating position, as in a conflict:
Informal: inside track, jump.
3. The position from which something is observed or considered:
Translations

vantage

[ˈvɑːntɪdʒ]
A. N
1.ventaja f
B. CPD vantage point Nposición f ventajosa, lugar m estratégico; (for views) → punto m panorámico
from our modern vantage point we can see thatdesde nuestra atalaya moderna vemos que ..., desde la perspectiva del tiempo presente se ve que ...

vantage

n (rare)Vorteil m; (Tennis) → Vorteil m

vantage

:
vantage ground
n (Mil) → günstige (Ausgangs)stellung
vantage point
n (Mil) → (günstiger) Aussichtspunkt; our window is a good vantage for watching the processionvon unserem Fenster aus hat man einen guten Blick auf die Prozession; from the vantage of the presentaus heutiger Sicht

vantage

[ˈvɑːntɪdʒ] n (also advantage) (Tennis) → vantaggio
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The poet, that beautified the sect, that was otherwise inferior to the rest, saith yet excellently well: It is a pleasure, to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure, to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth
He turned and strode away, very much at random, across the dewy fields, his half-penitent tormentor quietly watching him from his point of vantage in the saddle till he disappeared beyond an array of trees.
I began walking, therefore, in a big curve, seeking some point of vantage and continually looking at the sand heaps that hid these new-comers to our earth.
In the earlier centuries it was merely a vantage ground.
I do reckon my staff longer than thine, and I would not take vantage of thee by even so much as an inch.
As it was, the blow he caught beside the head was so shrewd that it sent him staggering across the little glade, so that, if Little John had had the strength to follow up his vantage, it would have been ill for stout Arthur.
The Abbot, from his point of vantage, looked down on the two long lines of faces, placid and sun-browned for the most part, with the large bovine eyes and unlined features which told of their easy, unchanging existence.
Then, with a sudden deep-chested shout, he tore up the heavy oaken prie-dieu and poised it to strike, taking two steps backward the while, that none might take him at a vantage.
From my vantage point in the window I could see the bodies of her crew strewn about, although I could not make out what manner of creatures they might be.
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