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V'ANTAGE, n. [L. venio. See Advantage and Van.]




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V'ANTAGE, n. [L. venio. See Advantage and Van.]


VANT'AGE, n. [Sp. ventaja; from the root of L. venio. See Advantage and Van.]

  1. Gain; profit. [Obs.]
  2. Superiority; state in which one has better means of action or defense than another. [This, I believe, is used only in the compound, vantage-ground.]
  3. Opportunity; convenience. [Obs.] – Shak.

VANT'AGE, v.t.

To profit. [Not in use.]


Van"tage
  1. superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.

    [R.]

    O happy vantage of a kneeling knee! Shak.

  2. To profit; to aid.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  3. The first point after deuce.

    * When the server wins this point, it is called vantage in; when the receiver, or striker out, wins, it is called vantage out.

    To have at vantage, to have the advantage of; to be in a more favorable condition than. "He had them at vantage, being tired and harassed with a long march." Bacon. -- Vantage ground, superiority of state or place; the place or condition which gives one an advantage over another. "The vantage ground of truth. Bacon.

    It is these things that give him his actual standing, and it is from this vantage ground that he looks around him. I. Taylor.

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Vantage

V'ANTAGE, noun [Latin venio. See Advantage and Van.]

1. Gain; profit. obsolete

2. Superiority; state in which one has better means of action or defense than another. [This, I believe, is used only in the compound, vantage-ground.]

3. Opportunity; convenience. obsolete

V'ANTAGE, verb transitive To profit. [Not in use.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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HINGE, n. hinj. [This word appears to be connected with hang,and with angle,the verb.]

1. The hook or joint on which a door or gate turns.

The gate self-opened wide

On golden hinges turning.

2. That on which any thing depends or turns; a governing principle, rule or point. This argument was the hinge on which the question turned.

3. A cardinal point; as east, west, north or south. [Little used.]

To be off the hinges, is to be in a state of disorder or irregularity.

HINGE, v.t. To furnish with hinges.

1. To bend. [Little used.]

HINGE, v.i. To stand, depend or turn, as on a hinge. The question hinges on this single point.

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