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Meaning of vantage by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms

    • vauntage ( obsolete )


    From Middle English vantage, by apheresis from advantage; see advantage .


    vantage ( plural: vantages )

    1. An advantage .
    2. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point .


    vantage ( third-person singular simple present vantages present participle vantaging, simple past and past participle vantaged )

    1. ( obsolete, transitive ) To profit; to aid .
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    External links

    • vantage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • vantage in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of vantage by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

    2. the experience gave him the advantage over me
    3. place or situation affording some advantage ( especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective )

    Definition of vantage by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Vantage ( vȧntaj; 48 ), n. [Aphetic form of OE. avantage, fr. F. avantage. See Advantage.]
      1. Superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage. [R.]

      O happy vantage of a kneeling knee! Shak.

      2. A position offering a superior view of a scene or situation; -- used literally and figuratively; as, “from the vantage of hindsight”; also called vantage point.

      3. ( Tennis ) The first point scored after deuce; advantage5. [Brit.]

      ☞ When the server wins this point, it is called vantage in; when the receiver, or striker out, wins, it is called vantage out.

      To have at vantage, to have the advantage of; to be in a more favorable condition than. “He had them at vantage, being tired and harassed with a long march.” Bacon. -- Vantage ground, superiority of state or place; the place or condition which gives one an advantage over another. “The vantage ground of truth.” Bacon.

      It is these things that give him his actual standing, and it is from this vantage ground that he looks around him. I. Taylor.

    2. Vantage, v. t. To profit; to aid. [Obs.] Spenser.