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

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Advantage(n.)

    (Tennis) The first point scored after deuce.

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

Wiktionary

  1. advantage(Noun)

    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. advantage(Noun)

    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. advantage(Noun)

    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. advantage(Noun)

    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. advantage(Verb)

    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. advantage(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  2. Advantage(noun)

    superiority; mastery; -- with of or over

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

  3. Advantage(noun)

    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. Advantage(noun)

    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. Advantage(verb)

    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.

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

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Numerology

  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. Sam Hamilton:

    Cyber hunt teams are currently massively overburdened and can only look at a small percentage of data collected using filters. Advanced adversaries take advantage of this, sophisticated adversaries understand today’s cyber defense chain very well and are building things to defeat it.

  2. Ian Smith:

    In competition terms it's predatory pricing. The use of a scale advantage to disadvantage competitors.

  3. Donald Trump:

    And, frankly, I told Republicans, who are really being taken advantage of — they're really being maligned — and I think it's a horrible thing. ... So, one thing I said : I'd rather go into the details of the case rather than process, i think you ought to look at the case.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    We are truly headed for the status of a colony - and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement.

  5. Tim Hatt:

    For a lot of these countries 5G is just not on the horizon right now, that 4G generation (is) for the most part mobile only. They don't have computers... This is a whole new ball game and the operators are pretty well positioned to take advantage of that.

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