[ van-tij, vahn- ]
/ ˈvæn tɪdʒ, ˈvɑn- /


a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view.
an advantage or superiority: the vantage of wisdom that often comes with age.
British. advantage(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. vannucci, pietro,
  2. vanquish,
  3. vansittart,
  4. vansittartism,
  5. vantaa,
  6. vantage ground,
  7. vantage point,
  8. vanua levu,
  9. vanuatu,
  10. vanward

Origin of vantage

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, aphetic variant of avantage advantage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vantage


/ (ˈvɑːntɪdʒ) /


a state, position, or opportunity affording superiority or advantage
superiority or benefit accruing from such a position, state, etc
tennis short for advantage
Derived Formsvantageless, adjective

Word Origin for vantage

C13: from Old French avantage advantage

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Word Origin and History for vantage



c.1300, "advantage, profit," from Anglo-French vantage, from Old French avantage (see advantage). Vantage point attested from 1865; a similar notion was in earlier vantage ground (1610s).

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