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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·van·tage /ədˈvæntɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·van·tage n.
 1. 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.
    Give me advantage of some brief discourse.   --Shak.
    The advantages of a close alliance.   --Macaulay.
 2. Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.
    Lest Satan should get an advantage of us.   --2 Cor. ii. 11.
 3. Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
 4. Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen). [Obs.]
    And with advantage means to pay thy love.   --Shak.
 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.
 Syn: -- Advantage, Advantageous, Benefit, Beneficial.
 Usage: We speak of a thing as a benefit, or as beneficial, when it is simply productive of good; as, the benefits of early discipline; the beneficial effects of adversity. We speak of a thing as an advantage, or as advantageous, when it affords us the means of getting forward, and places us on a “vantage ground” for further effort. Hence, there is a difference between the benefits and the advantages of early education; between a beneficial and an advantageous investment of money.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·van·tage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advantaged p. pr. & vb. n. Advantaging ]  To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.
    The truth is, the archbishop's own stiffness and averseness to comply with the court designs, advantaged his adversaries against him.   --Fuller.
    What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?   --Luke ix. 25.
 To advantage one's self of, to avail one's self of. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of having a superior or more favorable position;
           "the experience gave him the advantage over me" [syn: vantage]
           [ant: disadvantage]
      2: first point scored after deuce
      3: benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out
         to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
         [syn: reward] [ant: penalty]
      v : give an advantage to; "This system advantages the rich"
          [ant: disadvantage]