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vantage

[van-tij, vahn-] /ˈvæn tɪdʒ, ˈvɑn-/
noun
1.
a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view.
2.
an advantage or superiority:
the vantage of wisdom that often comes with age.
3.
British, advantage (def 5).
Origin of vantage
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, aphetic variant of avantage advantage
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  • His point of vantage was in the approximate center of an island of sand and shingle, a mile long, perhaps, by half a mile wide.

  • From hidden points of vantage the family watched the performance.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Tresler had come over by himself, leaving Jake to watch the proceedings from the vantage ground of the rise toward the house.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • They were eager to secure their points of vantage from which to view that morning's spectacle.

  • Meanwhile Clara stood at a point of vantage, watching developments.

British Dictionary definitions for vantage

vantage

/ˈvɑːntɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a state, position, or opportunity affording superiority or advantage
2.
superiority or benefit accruing from such a position, state, etc
3.
(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
n.

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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