• Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable or chance to success, or to any desired end.
  • Superiority; mastery; — used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.
  • Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit
  • The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next to carry the game.
  • The continuation of the game after a foul against the attacking team, because the attacking team are in an advantageous position.
  • Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).



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  • From Middle English avantage, avauntage, from Old French avantage, from avant, from Medieval Latin abante. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad (see advance). For sense development, compare foredeal.

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