n.1.Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.
Give me advantage of some brief discourse.
- Shak.
2.Superiority; mastery; - with of or over.
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us.
- 2 Cor. ii. 11.
3.Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
4.Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).
And with advantage means to pay thy love.
- Shak.
5.(Tennis) The first point scored after deuce.
Advantage ground
vantage ground.
To have the advantage of
to have a personal knowledge of one who does not have a reciprocal knowledge.
- Clarendon.
To take advantage of
to profit by; (often used in a bad sense) to overreach, to outwit.
- Sheridan.
v. t.1.To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.
[imp. & p. p. Advantaged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Advantaging ( ).]
To advantage one's self of
to avail one's self of.
Noun1.advantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
Synonyms: vantage
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
2.advantage - first point scored after deuce
3.advantage - benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
Synonyms: reward
Verb1.advantage - give an advantage to; "This system advantages the rich"
disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour - put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me"
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