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Advantage


ADV'ANTAGE, noun

1. Any state, condition, or circumstance, favorable to success, prosperity, interest, or reputation.

The enemy had the advantage of elevated ground.

2. Benefit; gain; profit.

What advantage will it be to thee? Job 35:3.

There exists, in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage

3. Means to an end; opportunity; convenience for obtaining benefit; as, student enjoy great advantages for improvement.

The General took advantage of his enemy's negligence.

4. Favorable state or circumstances; as, jewels set to advantage

5. Superiority, or prevalence over; with of or over.

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, (or over us.) 2 Corinthians 2:11.

6. Superiority, or that which gives it; as, the advantage of a good constitution.

7. Interest; increase; overplus.

And with advantage means to pay thy love. obsolete

8. Additional circumstance to give preponderation.

ADV'ANTAGE, verb transitive

1. To benefit; as to yield profit or gain.

What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? Luke 9:25.

2. To promote; to advance the interest of.