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Definitions of advantage

  1. give an advantage to; "This system advantages the rich" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "he experience gave him the advantage over me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. first point scored after deuce Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen). Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Superiority; mastery; - with of or over. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Superior position; a benefit; anything that aids or assists; as, he had the advantage of a good education. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Superiority over another: gain or benefit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To benefit or profit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Favorable circumstances; superiority; benefit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To give or gain advantage; favor; profit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Anything favorable to success; superiority; profit; utility. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Any favourable state, condition, or circumstance; gain; profit; superiority. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To benefit; to promote the interest of. See Advance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Superiority in any state, condition, or circumstance; gain; interest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. A trait that is favorable for a company. It leads to success in the future. It is the exact opposite of a disadvantage. thelawdictionary.org
  22. ADVANTAGE, that which gives gain or helps forward in any way. The Fr. avant (before) shows the origin and meaning of this word, the d having subsequently crept in and corrupted the spelling. It is often contracted to "vantage." In some games (e.g. lawn tennis) the term "vantage" is used technically in scoring ("deuce" and "vantage"; "vantage sets"). A position which gives a better chance of success than its surroundings is called a "vantage ground." In an unfavourable sense the word "advantage" is used to express a mean use made of some favourable condition (e.g. to take advantage of another man's misfortunes). en.wikisource.org
  23. Superiority; mastery; with of or over. dictgcide_fs
  24. The first point scored after deuce. dictgcide_fs
  25. ad-vant'[=a]j, 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); ADVANT[=A]'GEOUS, of advantage: useful (with to and for).--adv. ADVANT[=A]'GEOUSLY.--n. ADVANT[=A]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Better position, precedence, superiority; favourable circumstance, whence advantageous a., advantageously adv.; (in Tennis) next point or game won after deuce points or games; have the a. of, gain an a. over, have, acquire, a better position than; take a. (avail oneself) of a circumstance; take a. of (overreach) a person; take a person at a. (by surprise); a.-ground (usu. vantage-), position that gives superiority. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Be beneficial to; be an advantage to; further, promote. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. to a., in such a way, in such circumstances, as to bring out the person\'s or thing\'s merits (was seen, heard, to a.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. [French] Any state or means favourable to some desired end;—superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain ; profit. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. Superiority; superiority gained by stratagem; gain, profit; preponderation on one side of the companion. Complete Dictionary
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