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Vantage

Van′tage

(vȧn′tā̍j; 48)
,
Noun.
[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!
Shakespeare
3.
(Tennis)
The first point scored after deuce; advantage{5}.
[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.

Van′tage

,
Verb.
T.
To profit; to aid.
[Obs.]
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vantage

V'ANTAGE

,
Noun.
[L. venio. See Advantage and Van.]

Definition 2022


vantage

vantage

English

Alternative forms

Noun

vantage (countable and uncountable, plural vantages)

  1. An advantage.
  2. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
  3. A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
    • William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of Richard the Second ActV, scene III:
      O happy vantage of a kneeling knee!
  4. (dated, tennis) Alternative form of advantage (score after deuce)

Translations

Verb

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

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To profit; to aid.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

External links

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