advantage[ ad-van-tij, -vahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF advantage
Synonyms for advantage
- upper hand
Antonyms for advantage
- bad fortune
- bad luck
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADVANTAGE
Every advantage of education is to be procured by the same means.
As to the advantage of birth, that is of his side, above any man who has been found out for me.
Tranter well knew his advantage and lost no time in putting it to use.
It has the advantage over other puddings in that it is inexpensive.
(a) What is the advantage of serving milk or cream with cereals?
The ground sloped a little before us and gave the advantage.
Now, what advantage could the world expect from Benjamin's pictures?
Umra Khan protected him and determined to turn him to his own advantage.
Now, I made use of them in a way that was for the advantage of many persons.
This is one advantage of starting from an elevation—your machine will go further.
early 14c., avantage, "position of being in advance of another," from Old French avantage "advantage, profit, superiority," from avant "before," probably via an unrecorded Late Latin *abantaticum, from Latin abante (see advance).
The -d- is a 16c. intrusion on the analogy of Latin ad- words. Meaning "a favoring circumstance" (the opposite of disadvantage) is from late 15c. Tennis score sense is from 1640s, first recorded in writings of John Milton, of all people. Phrase to take advantage of is first attested late 14c.