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[van-tij, vahn-] /ˈvæn tɪdʒ, ˈvɑn-/
a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view.
an advantage or superiority:
the vantage of wisdom that often comes with age.
British, advantage (def 5).
Origin of vantage
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, aphetic variant of avantage advantage Unabridged
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  • However this area is not so well preserved, and they were unable to confirm it as a second vantage point.
  • Northwest clouds are viewed easily from the park's wide-open western vantage point.
  • The house's entire span is visible, if one wants it to be, from one end to the other at almost any vantage point.
  • Doesn't matter if it's true or not, from your vantage point.
  • It tried every vantage point on the pole to get a view of its surroundings, and finally settled down to rest.
  • But this image suggests a view from the vantage point of the lunar surface looking at the horizon.
  • The elevation also gives the homeowner an enviable vantage point from the range.
  • From that vantage point, part timers don't deserve pay parity.
  • From his vantage point there are arguments for and against an early handover.
  • From this vantage point, the luxuriant tapestry appears as thick as ancient rain-forest canopy.
British Dictionary definitions for vantage


a state, position, or opportunity affording superiority or advantage
superiority or benefit accruing from such a position, state, etc
(tennis) short for advantage
Derived Forms
vantageless, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French avantageadvantage
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Word Origin and History for vantage

c.1300, "advantage, profit," from Anglo-French vantage, from Old French avantage (see advantage). Vantage point attested from 1865; a similar notion was in earlier vantage ground (1610s).

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