vantage

noun van·tage \ ˈvan-tij \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of vantage

1 :a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view
2 :superiority in a contest
3 :advantage 4
4 archaic :benefit, gain
to the vantage
obsolete :in addition

Examples of vantage in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of vantage

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French vantage, avantage — more at 1advantage



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