van·​tage ˈvan-tij How to pronounce vantage (audio)
: a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view
: superiority in a contest
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
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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of vantage was in the 14th century

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“Vantage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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van·​tage ˈvant-ij How to pronounce vantage (audio)
: a position giving advantage or a wide view

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