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advantage

Noun

1 the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me" [syn: vantage] [ant: disadvantage]
2 first point scored after deuce
3 benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity" [syn: reward] [ant: penalty] v : give an advantage to; "This system advantages the rich" [ant: disadvantage]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From avantage, avauntage, from avantage, from avant. See advance, and confer vantage.

Pronunciation

  • a WEAE /ædˈvæn.tɪʤ/

Noun

  1. Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.
    The enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.
  2. Superiority; mastery; — with of or over.
  3. Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
  4. The score where one player wins a point after deuce

Translations

any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success
superiority; mastery
superiority of state, or that which gives it
the score where one player wins a point after deuce
  • Albanian: avantazh
  • Danish: fordel
  • Finnish: etu
  • German: Vorteil
  • Turkish: avantaj

Antonyms

Verb

  1. To provide with an advantage.

Usage notes

  • Some authorities object to the use of advantage as a verb meaning "to provide with an advantage".

References

Extensive Definition

Advantage may refer to:
advantage in German: Vorsprung
advantage in Japanese: アドバンテージ (曖昧さ回避)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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