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Definition of "advantage" []

  • A beneficial factor or combination of factors. (noun)
  • Benefit or profit; gain: It is to your advantage to invest wisely. (noun)
  • A relatively favorable position; superiority of means: A better education gave us the advantage. (noun)
  • Sports The first point scored in tennis after deuce. (noun)
  • Sports The resulting score. (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 "advantage" in a sentence
  • "It is true that the advantage or benefit of insurance does not consist in adding anything to the wealth of a company, but only consists in drawing from the premiums paid into its treasury by the policy holders generally, to meet each death claim which arises; or can only be called an _advantage of distribution_, or process of collecting aid from the living members, to assist the representatives or dependents of the deceased ones; but it is not the less on this account an advantage worth _same expense_ in securing."
  • "The main advantage is immediate recognition of the problem so that it can be solved before it grows worse."
  • "Their main advantage is that another group has expressed interest in the Hyatt for Labor Day weekend 2012 and will be making a decision within a very few months."