Advantage meaning

ăd-văntĭj
The definition of advantage means anything that provides a more favorable position, greater opportunity or a favorable outcome.

An example of an advantage is when a football team plays a game in their home stadium.

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Gain or benefit.
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To afford profit or gain to; benefit.
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Benefit or profit; gain.

It is to your advantage to invest wisely.

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(tennis) The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next too to carry the game.
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A favorable or beneficial circumstance, event, etc.
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To provide (someone) with an advantage, to give an edge to. [from 15th c.]
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A beneficial factor or combination of factors.

Being tall is usually an advantage in basketball.

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A relatively favorable position; superiority of means.

A better education gave us the advantage.

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A more favorable position; superiority.
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The first point scored after deuce.
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To give an advantage to; be a benefit or aid to.
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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.

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(reflexive) To do something for one's own benefit; to take advantage of. [from 16th c.]
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Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
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Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).
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(soccer) The continuation of the game after a foul against the attacking team, because the attacking team are in a advantageous position.
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A situation in soccer in which the referee has signaled that a foul has been committed but delays making the call because the fouled team has a more favorable position in play. If the fouled team loses this favorable position, the referee then makes the call.
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take advantage of
  • To put to good use; avail oneself of:.
    Take advantage of all educational opportunities.
  • To make use of for selfish reasons; achieve a selfish goal by exploiting:.
    Took advantage of him by leaving him with the bill; took advantage of his unsuspecting nature.
  • To seduce.
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to advantage
  • To good effect; favorably:.
    The roses were displayed to advantage in a blue vase.
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have the advantage of
  • To have an advantage over.
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take advantage of
  • To make use of for one's own benefit.
  • To impose upon in a selfish way.
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to advantage
  • So as to result in a good effect.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

to advantage
have the advantage of
to advantage

Origin of advantage

  • Middle English avantage from Old French from avant before from Latin abante from before advance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English avantage, avauntage, from Old French avantage, from avant (“before”), from Medieval Latin abante. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad (see advance). For sense development, compare foredeal.

    From Wiktionary