Definitions for advantageædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•van•tage*ædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-(n.; v.)-taged, -taging.

  1. (n.)any circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success or a desired end:

    the advantages of a good education.

  2. benefit; gain; profit:

    It will be to your advantage to study Chinese.

  3. a position of superiority or ascendancy (often fol. by over or of):

    It gave him an advantage over his opponent.

  4. the first point in tennis scored after deuce.

    Category: Sport

  5. (v.t.)to be of service to; yield profit or gain to; benefit.

Idioms for advantage:

  1. take advantage of, to make use of for gain: to impose upon, esp. unfairly, as by exploiting a weakness.

    to take advantage of an opportunity.

    Category: Idiom

  2. to advantage, in such a way as to have worthwhile or beneficial effects.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: advantage , benefit , profit all mean something that is of use or value. advantage is anything that places a person in a favorable or superior position, esp. in coping with competition or difficulties: It is to your advantage to have traveled widely.benefit is anything that promotes the welfare or improves the state of a person or group: The new factory will be a great benefit to our town.profit is any valuable or useful gain, usu. financial, moral, or educational: profit from trade; profit from experience.

Origin of advantage:

1300–50; < AF, OF avantage=avant before +-age -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advantage, vantage(noun)

    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

    "the experience gave him the advantage over me"

  2. advantage(noun)

    (tennis) first point scored after deuce

  3. advantage, reward(verb)

    benefit resulting from some event or action

    "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"

  4. advantage(verb)

    give an advantage to

    "This system advantages the rich"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. advantage(noun)ædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-

    ≠ disadvantage

    We have many advantages over our competitors.

  2. advantageædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-

    to use sth in order to help you

    I took advantage of the time and read a book.

  3. advantageædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-

    a good feature; = benefit

    one of the advantages of being a teacher

  4. advantageædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-

    to trick sb

    criminals taking advantage of elderly people


  1. advantage(Noun)

    Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.

  2. advantage(Noun)

    Superiority; mastery; used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.

  3. advantage(Noun)

    Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.

  4. advantage(Noun)

    The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next too to carry the game.

  5. advantage(Verb)

    To provide (someone) with an advantage, to give an edge to.

  6. advantage(Verb)

    To do something for one's own benefit; to take advantage of.

  7. Origin: From avantage, avauntage, from avantage, from avant, from abante. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad (see advance). For sense development, compare foredeal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advantage(noun)

    any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position

  2. Advantage(noun)

    superiority; mastery; -- with of or over

  3. Advantage(noun)

    superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution

  4. Advantage(noun)

    interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen)

  5. Advantage(verb)

    to give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit


  1. Advantage

    Advantage is the third album by Clock DVA, released in 1983 through Polydor Records. Singles from it were "Breakdown" and "Resistance".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advantage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1408

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advantage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1930

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advantage' in Nouns Frequency: #432

Translations for advantage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) gain or benefit

There are several advantages in being self-employed.

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