Advantage

Definition of Advantage

Ad`van´tage
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.
The advantages of a close alliance.
- Macaulay.
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 ( ).]
The truth is, the archbishop's own stiffness and averseness to comply with the court designs, advantaged his adversaries against him.
- Fuller.
What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
- Luke ix. 25.
To advantage one's self of
to avail one's self of.

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