ADVANTAGE , that which gives gain or
See also:helps forward in any way . The Fr. avant (before) shows the origin and meaning of this word, the d having subsequently crept in and corrupted the spelling . It is often contracted to "vantage." In some
See also:games (e.g.
See also:lawn tennis) the
See also:term " vantage " is used technically in scoring (" deuce " and " vantage "; "vantage sets") . A position which gives a better
See also:chance of success than its surroundings is called a " vantage ground." In an unfavourable sense the word " advantage " is used to
See also:express a mean use made of some favourable
See also:condition (e.g. to take advantage of another man's misfortunes) .
ADVENT (Lat. Adventus, sc. Redemptoris, " the comin...
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