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

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Examples of vantage in a Sentence

the vantage had all been ours for the first half of the contest
Recent Examples on the Web Didion prized her vantage as a social observer, the neurotically perceptive outsider. Jason Kehe, Wired, "The Millennial Meaninglessness of Writing About Tech," 13 Jan. 2020 The vantage is always tinted with some kind of failure or personality clash, because those are the kinds of things that usually lead to firings in this league. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "NFL experts (including former Packers receiver James Jones) analyze Mike McCarthy's hire by the Dallas Cowboys," 7 Jan. 2020 Still, being in San Diego gave Dombrowski a close-enough vantage to feel the shifting energy in the industry, as a free agent market that had felt dormant in recent winters roared to life., "Dave Dombrowski," 22 Dec. 2019 From this vantage, the solutions to climate change are easy to imagine: Build your coastal nuclear power plant 20 feet higher, and buy time until the world figures out a way to dial down the global thermostat. Mario Alejandro Ariza, The New Republic, "Calm Before the Storm," 30 Sep. 2019 This area is so named because of its vantage of many of the bridges in Cleveland. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse tour: Huntington Club level (photos)," 27 Sep. 2019 Beck had a different vantage—coming of age as a güero in a largely Latino, low-income neighborhood, in the recesses of a corrupt and violent city—compared with that of most of his peers. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Beck Is Home," 25 Nov. 2019 From this high, narrow vantage the Kims, a resilient family of four, peer onto a grubby Seoul street strewn with garbage bags and electrical wires — an ugly view made worse by a drunk who often turns up to relieve himself right outside. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Thrilling and devastating, ‘Parasite’ is one of the year’s very best movies," 9 Oct. 2019 From its frozen vantage-point, warming has been a boon. The Economist, "Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming," 19 Sep. 2019

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

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29 Jan 2020

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“Vantage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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