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

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Several other theories, all of which contain elements of older concepts, try to explain humor from an evolutionary vantage. Giovanni Sabato, Scientific American, "What’s So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh," 26 June 2019 Viewing history through the vantage of the nation’s historically oppressed is a hard task unless one is dedicated to it, Pittman said. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Juneteenth in Seattle brings jubilation and reflection on justice not yet realized," 21 June 2019 Some of the best views in the world are found at vantages around Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park," 17 June 2019 Set on a three-quarter-acre lot, the Tuscan-style villa has the highest vantage in the neighborhood and views extending as far as the ocean. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Retired baseball slugger Jermaine Dye looks to crush a home sale in San Diego," 15 Mar. 2018 Just out of sight is the State Capitol dome, a landmark that the new projects could obstruct from some vantages. Scott Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Once flat and wide on the frontier, Western cityscapes are now rising tall and sleek," 4 Feb. 2019 The story, from the narrator’s curious vantage in limbo, wends inside Eden’s consciousness, reproducing his memories and imagining his perceptions from his new home in the burn center, throttled by pain and hallucinations. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: When Nowhere Felt Like Home," 20 Sep. 2018 Arguably, that’s because Russell is an outsider viewing the action from a removed vantage and never really breaking past that distant point of observation. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Netflix’s Hold the Dark throws Jeffrey Wright to the wolves," 28 Sep. 2018 A half-mile further, invisible from this vantage, was Kaliningrad, a last vestige of the superpower that once enveloped Lithuania. Henry Wismayer, WSJ, "An Unmissable Summer Holiday in the Baltics," 22 Aug. 2018

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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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