Noun Advantage Definition and Examples







A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favourable or superior position.
  1. 'she had an advantage over her mother's generation'
  2. 'One of the earliest models of dominant firm behaviour is obtained by considering a situation in which one firm has an informational advantage over the other.'
  3. 'Despite their complexity, investment trusts have a key advantage over unit trusts.'
  4. 'This energy form has an advantage over liquid fuel in that it is an extremely safe product.'
  5. 'A magnificent first round game at St George's Road saw Londesbrough Park emerge with a seven-run advantage over Harrogate.'
  6. 'The country, or countries, able to establish control over this vital resource will secure a major advantage over their international rivals.'
  7. 'If this view is correct, U.S. higher education may continue to provide a noticeable advantage over other countries.'
  8. 'It also has an advantage over other islands because Guadeloupe is really two completely different sorts of islands pushed together.'
  9. 'That puts me at an advantage over any other physique, large or small.'
  10. 'In what circumstances does advertising have a particular advantage over direct communication?'
  11. 'Gabriele was in first place when he handed the car over to me and we had about 4 seconds to our advantage over Cappellari.'
  12. 'he saw some advantage in the proposal'
  13. 'However, when foreign competitors do not follow these good standards they gain competitive advantage because they can produce goods cheaper.'
  14. 'Wherever there is some advantage to be gained, be it ever so trivial, quarrels are the order of the day.'
  15. 'For this reason there is just no advantage to be gained in the use of a fast taper rod.'
  16. 'A second incident shows James assuming disguise to gain advantage in 1537 at another turning point in his life, when he had to make a decision of whom to marry.'
  17. 'If the opportunities to gain advantage from automation are largely gone, the remaining frontier is innovation.'
  18. 'There was the hope to gain some advantage in the West Indies.'
  19. 'What are we likely to see here in the next presentation in Tempe to offset this tie, to gain advantage for either candidate?'
  20. 'But what possible advantage is to be gained from such proximity?'
  21. 'He will try in his honorable role as the advocate to gain as much advantage as he can for his point of view.'
  22. 'Against this may be made the argument that New Zealand already gains sufficient advantage from existing arrangements.'
  23. 'The closeness of Swinford to Knock Airport should continue to be a huge advantage to the town in the future.'
  24. 'We must, however, clearly define and identify our competitive advantage - the features and benefits that make the product unique.'
  25. 'Both features have their advantages, but they are certainly not new in the 18th century.'
  26. 'This feature provides a significant advantage for children over the general law on confidentiality.'
  27. 'There would be clear advantages to locating both services in the one centre, however, if the project were to be approved.'
  28. 'This feature will have advantages for customers in the pharmaceutical industry, where speed is critical.'
  29. 'Chan cites numerous advantages these features have offered the firm over the years.'
  30. 'That's not to say the moderate viewpoint is without its practical advantages.'
  31. 'It is indeed an advantage to this expanding town.'
  32. 'This results in major advantages of microwaves over conventional ovens.'
  33. '‘Advantage, Federer.’'
  34. 'Henman races to three set points but Udomchoke gets a stay of execution as the Briton lets slip his advantage for deuce.'


Put in a favourable or superior position.
  1. 'As a result, when geographically advantaged societies encountered groups not so blessed, the outcome was inevitably that the former conquered or absorbed the disadvantaged culture.'
  2. 'It has the effect of unfairly disadvantaging some individuals and communities, while unfairly advantaging other individuals and communities.'
  3. 'You end up maybe advantaging a few more kids, but creating huge and greater disadvantages for all the rest of the kids.'
  4. 'Liz Broadley, the council's external funding manager, said the money would provide a much-needed boost in the less advantaged areas of Halifax.'
  5. 'National's scheme, by contrast, is aimed at further advantaging those who are already advantaged.'
  6. 'He will be advantaged by the fact that he has never been in programming management and that he has a blend of familiarity yet distance.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.|--|(n.) Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.|--|(n.) Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).|--|)


1. any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end: the advantage of a good education.

2. benefit; gain; profit: It will be to his advantage to learn Chinese before going to China.

3. superiority or ascendancy (often followed by over or of): His height gave him an advantage over his opponent.

4. a position of superiority (often followed by over or of): their advantage in experienced players.

5. Tennis. the first point scored after deuce. verb (used with object), advantaged, advantaging.

6. to be of service to; yield profit or gain to; benefit.

7. to cause to advance; further; promote: Such action will advantage our cause.

8. to prove beneficial to; profit: It would advantage him to work harder. Idioms

9. have the advantage of, to be in a superior or advantageous position; possess an advantage over: By virtue of independent wealth, he has the advantage of his opponents. 10. take advantage of, to make use of for gain: to take advantage of an opportunity. to impose upon, especially unfairly, as by exploiting a weakness: to take advantage of someone. 1

1. to advantage, to good effect; advantageously: The paintings were arranged to advantage on one wall.


"There can be advantage lines."
"There can be advantage groups."
"There can be advantage systems."
"There can be advantage learnings."
"There can be advantage importerses."
"There can be advantage accounts."
"There can be advantage vis-a-vises."
"There can be advantage resources."
"There can be advantage people/places/organizations."
"There can be advantage ots."
"There can be advantage lives."
"There can be advantage helps."
"There can be advantage healths."
"There can be advantage gains."
"There can be advantage derivings."
"There can be advantage cards."
"There can be advantage beatings."
"There can be advantage wilts."
"There can be advantage whiles."
"There can be advantage stills."

Middle English: from Old French avantage, from avant ‘in front’, from late Latin abante (see advance).

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