vantage

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

vantage (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)

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Verb[edit]

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?)

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