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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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