Vantage ground
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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  • vantage ground — a position or place that gives one an advantage, as for action, view, or defense. [1605 15] * * * vantage ground or vantage point noun A favourable or commanding position • • • Main Entry: ↑vantage * * * vantage ground, = vantage point. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vantage ground — a position or place that gives one an advantage, as for action, view, or defense. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • vantage ground — beneficial stance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vantage ground — /ˈvæntɪdʒ graʊnd/ (say vantij grownd) noun a position which gives one an advantage, as for action or defence; favourable position …   Australian English dictionary

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vantage — (n.) c.1300, advantage, profit, from Anglo Fr. vantage, from O.Fr. avantage (see ADVANTAGE (Cf. advantage)). Vantage point attested from 1865; a similar notion was in earlier vantage ground (1610s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vantage point — A point giving advantage; vantage ground. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vantage — Synonyms and related words: advantage, allowance, ambit, angle, angle of vision, bailiwick, bulge, coign of vantage, constituency, deadwood, draw, drop, edge, flying start, footing, handicap, head start, inside track, jump, mental outlook, odds,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vantage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. advantage; rise, vantage ground or point. See superiority, height. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. advantage, *leg up, leverage, superiority, high ground, edge, *inside track, *jump. III (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

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