vantage

noun
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 With only 22,000 fans in the stands, CBS will be able to position cameras in new vantage points, including a trolley cam for the first time at the Super Bowl. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, "Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game," 30 Jan. 2021 But the new piece is also a magnet, offering cliff-hugging vantage points 45 feet above the water and a restored beach with a small parking lot at Buchanan Street. John King, SFChronicle.com, "With new links that include grand parks and hidden nooks, the S.F. Bay Trail continues to grow," 22 Dec. 2020 More than a vantage for viewing wildlife, the refuge encompasses stretches of what were once agricultural lands where Harriet Tubman was born and raised. New York Times, "Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever," 18 Dec. 2020 The starkly different vantage points encapsulated America in the Trump era. Peter Baker, BostonGlobe.com, "The only way this presidency could end," 14 Jan. 2021 The key, especially for those hunting in the mountains, is gaining vantage points and putting the glass to work. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, "5 Western Muzzleloader Hunts To Put On Your Calendar," 4 Jan. 2021 But the spectacular pyrotechnic and LED light display can be seen from other vantage points in the city. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, "Count down to 2021 at these New Year’s Eve celebrations in and around Dallas," 28 Dec. 2020 Beliefs espoused in youth gain dramatic irony from the vantage of old age. Alice Gregory, The New Yorker, "Shirley Hazzard and the Art of Outsized Intimacy," 9 Nov. 2020 The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights normally attracts more than 100,000 people, who watch the colorful maritime display from various vantage points along the waterfront. Michael James Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, "COVID-19 dims 2020 edition of San Diego Bay Parade of Lights," 23 Nov. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2021

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“Vantage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vantage. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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