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advantage - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'advantage' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Advantage [ 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.
- Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.
- Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
- Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).
2 . Advantage [ v. t.]
- To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.

Meaning of 'advantage' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . advantage [ n]
Meaning (1):
- benefit resulting from some event or action
Example in sentence:
  • it turned out to my advantage;
  • reaping the rewards of generosity
Meaning (2):
- the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Example in sentence:
  • the experience gave him the advantage over me
3 . advantage [ v]
Meaning (3):
- give an advantage to
Example in sentence:
  • This system advantages the rich