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vantage

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noun van·tage \ˈvan-tij\

Definition of vantage

  1. 1 archaic :  benefit, gain

  2. 2 :  superiority in a contest

  3. 3 :  a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view

  4. 4 :  advantage 4

to the vantage
  1. obsolete :  in addition



Examples of vantage in a sentence

  1. <the vantage had all been ours for the first half of the contest>



Origin of vantage

Middle English, from Anglo-French vantage, avantage — more at advantage


First Known Use: 14th century



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