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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.]
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]
van•tage(ˈvæn tɪdʒ, ˈvɑn-)
1. a position affording some strategic advantage or a commanding view.
2. an advantage or superiority.
3. Brit. advantage (def. 4).
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, aph. variant of avantage advantage]
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|Noun||1.||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"
|2.||vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"|
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"
head start, start - the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
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
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
2. A dominating position, as in a conflict: