vantage

noun

van·​tage ˈvan-tij How to pronounce vantage (audio)
1
: a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view
2
: superiority in a contest
3
4
archaic : benefit, gain
Phrases
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
Recent Examples on the Web From a vulture’s vantage, there are no dividing lines between safe zones and danger zones. Meera Subramanian, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2024 From our present vantage, however, that point seems a long way off. Noah Rothman, National Review, 3 Jan. 2024 Most notoriously, from the vantage of Progressives, the Court had, in 1918, declared an act of Congress that regulated child labor unconstitutional. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024 The full set of rings, imaged as Saturn eclipsed the Sun from the vantage of the Cassini orbiter on July 19, 2013. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 May 2023 Quavo’s Rocket Power powerfully marks a distinct period after the death of his nephew and Migos bandmate Takeoff; John Wells, a young, diligent rapper from Baltimore, does something similar from the vantage of his father’s passing. Rolling Stone, 28 Dec. 2023 Together, the properties come in at roughly 23,600 square feet on a prime vantage overlooking Vail Village’s Gore Creek Drive. Stacey Lastoe, Robb Report, 28 Dec. 2023 Those seats are also a prime vantage for the action on that ultra-short 15th, where the challenge of putting a tee shot near the pin is tantamount to dropping a lob wedge down a chimney. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2023 But as King goes on to show, the Ferry Building, with its sweeping unobstructed views of the San Francisco Bay, has had a unique vantage on American urban history. Benjamin Schneider, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'vantage.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near vantage

Cite this Entry

“Vantage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vantage. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

vantage

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

More from Merriam-Webster on vantage

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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