Vantage Van"tage (v[.a]n"t[asl]j; 48), n. [Aphetic form of OE. avantage, fr. F. avantage. See {Advantage}.] [1913 Webster] 1. superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage. [R.] [1913 Webster]

O happy vantage of a kneeling knee! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Lawn Tennis) The first point after deuce. [1913 Webster]

Note: When the server wins this point, it is called vantage in; when the receiver, or striker out, wins, it is called vantage out. [1913 Webster]

{To have at vantage}, to have the advantage of; to be in a more favorable condition than. ``He had them at vantage, being tired and harassed with a long march.'' --Bacon.

{Vantage ground}, superiority of state or place; the place or condition which gives one an advantage over another. ``The vantage ground of truth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

It is these things that give him his actual standing, and it is from this vantage ground that he looks around him. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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