van·​tage | \ˈvan-tij \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of vantage in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Queqiao, orbiting a gravitational balance point beyond the moon called L2, will offer a quieter vantage. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "China’s moon mission will probe cosmic dark ages," 16 May 2018 Mosley and White were obscured by trees from his vantage when they were killed. Max Londberg, kansascity, "'Will he get justice?' Dad of man killed downtown by KC police calls for body cameras," 21 June 2018 From her vantage on the front lines of the issue, Rodriguez emphasizes that there is variety of ways to help, not just through the donation of money. Lee A. Litas,, "Local clothing company makes helping homeless a central part of business," 14 May 2018 With summer slipping into our vantage, a want of bikini-ready bodies—and the ensembles to show them off—is less of a chilly day dream and more of a two-months-away reality. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Only Bella Hadid Can Pull Off Crop Top Abs This Extreme," 30 Apr. 2018 The players and their instruments appeared in miniature, but thanks to the hall’s acoustic design, their sound was as crisp from this unusual vantage as from any seat down below. Keith Williams, New York Times, "How Do You Change the Light Bulbs in Carnegie Hall?," 12 Apr. 2018 This video purport to show the cockpit vantage from a train gliding through a dreary commute across northern inland China. Sam Eifling, Popular Mechanics, "The View From a Bullet Train's Cockpit Is Suprisingly Chill," 3 May 2016 Sure, the Bel Air resident was eager to cheer his team and its rebuilt starting rotation from his vantage behind home plate. Childs Walker,, "Opening Day a mix of beginnings and possible endings for Orioles and their fans," 29 Mar. 2018 Some preservationists and residents say the project would hinder views of and from the bridge, including a vantage of the bridge with the downtown skyline in the background, harming the ambience of the area. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Group vows to keep fighting Hays Street project," 26 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vantage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vantage

Statistics for vantage

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for vantage

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on vantage

What made you want to look up vantage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


obstinately defiant of authority

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!