van·​tage | \ ˈvan-tij How to pronounce vantage (audio) \

Definition of vantage

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

Examples of vantage in a Sentence

the vantage had all been ours for the first half of the contest
Recent Examples on the Web From our own harried vantage, late-19th-century England might seem like an idyllic era of rustic leisure, but Hardy’s novel depicts a world in which the meandering of a dark and crooked lane is already an anachronism. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 Several hours of video footage from different vantage points show the police response to a domestic disturbance just after 1 p.m. on April 3. Fox News, 4 May 2022 Still, flames running along the ridges above town could be seen from the discount store, an empty baseball field and other vantage points. NBC News, 3 May 2022 Still, flames running along the ridges above town could be seen from the discount store, an empty baseball field and other vantage points. Cedar Attanasio And Susan Montoya Bryan, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 Subvert the paradigm through as many filters and vantage points as possible. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Single day grandstand seats, which offer the best vantage points at PIR, are available. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 The department released four videos that showed the incident from various vantage points — including from the passenger riding with Lyoya and the officer’s body camera, which turned off as the men struggled and did not capture the shooting. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 From the administration’s vantage, El Paso was an appealing destination for Harris. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of vantage

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

History and Etymology for vantage

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

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19 May 2022

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“Vantage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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