vantage point


a position or place that affords a wide or advantageous perspective; viewpoint: to survey a valley from the vantage point of a high hill.

Origin of vantage point

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for vantage point

angle, perspective, viewpoint, slant, position, vantage

Examples from the Web for vantage point

Historical Examples of vantage point

  • From his vantage-point he had a clear view of the quickening rush of departure.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • "He's not as susceptible as he looks," Rose pronounced from her vantage-point of seniority.


    Alice Hegan Rice

  • They looked and, from their vantage-point, made out a big herd.

  • From her vantage-point the wife viewed it all, and then began slowly to descend.

  • She returned to her vantage-point, and as she glanced through she vibrated to a shock.

British Dictionary definitions for vantage point

vantage point


a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation
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