Meaning of “advantage” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ/
Extra Examples
There are a lot of advantages to this job.A little experience is a definite advantage.I had the advantage of having done something fairly similar before.What are the advantages of this system?The advantages have to be weighed against the possible disadvantages.

B1 something good about a situation that helps you:

One of the advantages of living in town is having the shops so near.

B2 something that will help you to succeed:

These new routes will give the airline a considerable advantage over its competitors.
By half time we had a 2-0 advantage (= were winning by two points).
If we could start early it would be to our advantage (= help us to succeed).
→ Opposite disadvantage
take advantage of sth

B1 to use the good things in a situation:

I thought I'd take advantage of the sports facilities while I'm here.
take advantage of sb/sth

B2 to treat someone badly in order to get what you want

(Definition of “advantage” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)