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Definition of "vantage" []

  • An advantage in a competition or conflict; superiority. (noun)
  • A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage. (noun)
  • A vantage point. (noun)
  • Sports An advantage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vantage" in a sentence
  • "From a certain vantage, “the brief takes positions that from a political and policy point of view are hard to square with, well, sanity,” but an empty political gesture with minimal actual impact upon the operations of big and small businesses are probably precisely what Congress was aiming at."
  • "Our vantage is that of an impassive bird, flying invisibly overhead, surveying the world with stately reserve."
  • "For all of Griet's talent for looking at the world from an artist's high-resolution vantage, is her eventual progression from housemaid to housewife really nothing but an inevitability, given both the cultural repression of her gender as well as her parents 'poverty?"