Definition of vantage in US English:


(also vantage point)


  • A place or position affording a good view of something.

    ‘from my vantage point I could see into the front yard’
    figurative ‘the past is continuously reinterpreted from the vantage point of the present’
    • ‘From her vantage, Charlie observed Mike and Sandra Weston exchange loving glances across the lawn.’
    • ‘From her vantage point she could see the entire street in front of the apartment complex.’
    • ‘The fireworks looked excellent from our vantage point in the Castle Terrace car park.’
    • ‘From the vantage of our laboratory at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, the eye can wander over the majestic landscape of the Connecticut River Valley.’
    • ‘I have found a vantage half-a-mile down the course, close to where the trail takes a sharp right onto the frozen Yukon River.’
    • ‘I thought I'd get out and view some more of the capital from the best vantage point of all, the top deck of a London bus.’
    • ‘Many people have extolled the extraordinary and stunning views from this vantage point.’
    • ‘From our vantage point, at the northernmost edge of the storms, the view was phenomenal.’
    • ‘Yet the report provides a broader vantage from which to assess such advances.’
    • ‘His new companion looked great but from my vantage point I could see the grey roots of her dyed hair.’
    • ‘Anne prefers to survey the garden from a vantage point under the mango trees, overlooking the dam.’
    • ‘It is thought they fired on the cars from a secret vantage point on nearby hills.’
    • ‘Viewed from this vantage point, the church sits at the far corner of the square.’
    • ‘From the isolated vantage point of his room he uses an old pair of opera glasses to spy on a young woman across the street.’
    • ‘From his vantage point on the 22nd floor he can see an awful lot of London.’
    • ‘From the same vantage, I could also see more bikes than I could count, two couples boating the canal and a tram train jammed full of people.’
    • ‘The village is built on top of a relatively large hill, and represents a perfect vantage from which the windswept and rain-fed beauty of the surrounding landscape can be seen.’
    • ‘Late morning on the terrace at the smart Ritz Carlton Hotel is the perfect vantage for watching the marina come to life.’
    • ‘From my vantage point and with the sun on my back I watched the goings on in the garden.’
    • ‘From her vantage upon the cliff, she could see the lights of the town where she had once lived.’
    point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, stance, stand, view, opinion, position, way of thinking, frame of mind, outlook, perspective, angle, slant
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Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, shortening of Old French avantage ‘advantage’.