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Definitions for advantage
ædˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-ad·van·tage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advantage, vantagenoun

    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

    "the experience gave him the advantage over me"

  2. advantagenoun

    (tennis) first point scored after deuce

  3. advantage, rewardverb

    benefit resulting from some event or action

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

  4. advantageverb

    give an advantage to

    "This system advantages the rich"

GCIDE

  1. Advantagenoun

    (Tennis) The first point scored after deuce.

    Etymology: [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.]

Wiktionary

  1. advantagenoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. advantagenoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. advantagenoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. advantagenoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. advantageverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  6. advantageverb

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

    Etymology: 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. Advantagenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.]

  2. Advantagenoun

    superiority; mastery; -- with of or over

    Etymology: [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.]

  3. Advantagenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.]

  4. Advantagenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.]

  5. Advantageverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.]

Freebase

  1. Advantage

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Advantage

    ad-vant′āj, n. superiority over another: gain or benefit: at tennis, the point gained by either side after deuce, when both sides stand at an equal score (more commonly Vant′age).—v.t. to benefit or profit.—adjs. Advan′tageable, profitable: convenient (rare); Advantā′geous, of advantage: useful (with to and for).—adv. Advantā′geously.—n. Advantā′geousness.—To have the advantage of any one, to be known by a person without one's self knowing him; To take at advantage, to avail one's self of any opportunity, often implying an unfair sense. [Fr. avantage (It. vantaggio)—Fr. avant, before. See Advance.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. advantage

    That which gives superiority of attack on, or defence against, an enemy; affording means of annoyance or resistance.

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    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advantage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advantage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of advantage in a Sentence

  1. Mark Jones:

    Turner is effectively making this a partisan election and trying to take advantage of the 2-1 ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the city of Houston.

  2. Laura Wood:

    We really want RCV to be something that everyone in New Yorkers takes advantage of, not just certain populations.

  3. Paul Kelly:

    The great advantage of the AstraZeneca vaccine is it’s being made here in Australia, it will be available as soon as the TGA gives its tick, which we expect that it will in February.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.

  5. Steve Schooner:

    When you're in the door, when the next opportunity comes in, you have the competitive advantage, the reality is if you are the primary contractor in a certain space, people will turn to you for ideas and opportunities going forward. The growth is potentially unlimited.

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