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advancer | advancing | advancing edge | advancing surface | advancive | advantage | advantageable | advantaged | advantageous | advantageously | advantageousness

advantage

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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ad=van=tage
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21 in 20 verses (in OT : 9 in 8 verses) (in NT : 12 in 12 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

advantagen. [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See Advance, and cf. Vantage.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Give me advantage of some brief discourse."  [1913 Webster]
    "The advantages of a close alliance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).  [1913 Webster]
    "And with advantage means to pay thy love."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The first point scored after deuce.  [PJC]
Advantage ground, vantage ground. [R.] Clarendon. -- To have the advantage of (any one), to have a personal knowledge of one who does not have a reciprocal knowledge. “You have the advantage of me; I don't remember ever to have had the honor.” Sheridan. -- To take advantage of, to profit by; (often used in a bad sense) to overreach, to outwit.
advantagev. t. [F. avantager, fr. avantage. See Advance.].
     To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.  [1913 Webster]
    "The truth is, the archbishop's own stiffness and averseness to comply with the court designs, advantaged his adversaries against him."  [1913 Webster]
    "What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?"  [1913 Webster]
To advantage one's self of, to avail one's self of. [Obs.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

advantage, n. & v.
--n.
1 a beneficial feature; a favourable circumstance.
2 benefit, profit (is not to your advantage).
3 (often foll. by over) a better position; superiority in a particular respect.
4 (in lawn tennis) the next point won after deuce.
--v.tr.
1 be beneficial or favourable to.
2 further, promote.

Idiom
have the advantage of be in a better position in some respect than. take advantage of
1 make good use of (a favourable circumstance).
2 exploit or outwit (a person), esp. unfairly.
3 euphem. seduce. to advantage in a way which exhibits the merits (was seen to advantage). turn to advantage benefit from.
Derivative
advantageous adj. advantageously adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF avantage, avantager f. avant in front f. LL abante: see ADVANCE

THESAURUS

advantage

accommodation, account, advance, advancement, advantageously, advantageousness, advisability, allowance, amenity, answer, appliance, applicability, appropriateness, appurtenance, ascendancy, asset, avail, be handy, be of use, be right, befit, befitting, behalf, behoof, benediction, beneficialness, benefit, benison, bestead, better, betterment, blessing, boon, boost, break no bones, bulge, coign of vantage, conduce to, contribute to, convenience, deadwood, decency, desirability, do, do good, do no harm, do the trick, dominance, domination, draw, drop, edge, encourage, enhancement, expedience, expediency, expedite, facilitate, facility, favor, feasibility, fill the bill, fit, fitness, fittingness, flying start, foothold, footing, forward, fruitfulness, further, gain, give good returns, godsend, good, handicap, hasten, head start, heightening, help, hold, improvement, inside track, interest, jump, lead, leadership, lend wings to, make for, mastery, not come amiss, odds, opportuneness, overhand, pay, pay off, percentage, point, politicness, profit, profitability, promote, propriety, prosperity, prudence, purchase, push forward, put forward, quicken, relevance, rightness, running start, seasonableness, seemliness, serve, serve the purpose, service, serviceability, set forward, something extra, something in reserve, speed, start, suffice, suit the occasion, suitability, superiority, sway, timeliness, to advantage, toehold, traction, upper hand, use, usefulness, utility, value, vantage, vantage ground, vantage point, victory, welfare, well-being, whip hand, wisdom, work, work for, world of good, worth, worthwhileness, yield a profit

ROGET THESAURUS

advantage

Good

N good, benefit, advantage, improvement, greatest good, supreme good, interest, service, behoof, behalf, weal, main chance, summum bonum, common weal, consummation devoutly to be wished, gain, boot, profit, harvest, boon, good turn, blessing, world of good, piece of good luck, piece of good fortune, nuts, prize, windfall, godsend, waif, treasure-trove, good fortune, happiness, goodness, utility, remedy, pleasure giving, commendable, useful, good, beneficial, well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis, all for the best, to one's advantage, in one's favor, in one's interest, so far so good, magnum bonum.

Expedience

N expedience, expediency, desirableness, desirability, fitness, utility, propriety, opportunism, advantage, high time, expedient, desirable, advisable, acceptable, convenient, worth while, meet, fit, fitting, due, proper, eligible, seemly, becoming, befitting, opportune, in loco, suitable, applicable, in the right place, conveniently, operae pretium est.

Superiority

N superiority, majority, greatness, advantage, pull, preponderance, preponderation, vantage ground, prevalence, partiality, personal superiority, nobility, Triton among the minnows, primus inter pares, nulli secundus, captain, crackajack, supremacy, preeminence, lead, maximum, record, trikumia, climax, culmination, transcendence, ne plus ultra, lion's share, Benjamin's mess, excess, surplus, (redundancy), superior, greater, major, higher, exceeding, great, distinguished, ultra, vaulting, more than a match for, supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, preeminent, foremost, crowning, first-rate, unrivaled peerless, matchless, none such, second to none, sans pareil, unparagoned, unparalleled, unequalled, unapproached, unsurpassed, superlative, inimitable facile princeps, incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, nulli secundus, ne plus ultra, beyond compare, beyond comparison, culminating, transcendent, transcendental, plus royaliste que le Roi, more catholic than the Pope increased, enlarged, beyond, more, over, over the mark, above the mark, above par, upwards of, in advance of, over and above, at the top of the scale, at its height, eminently, egregiously, preeminently, surpassing, prominently, superlatively, supremely, above all, of all things, the most, to crown all, kat exochin, par excellence, principally, especially, particularly, peculiarly, a fortiori, even, yea, still more, I shall not look upon his like again, deos fortioribus addesse.


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