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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advantage  \Ad*van"tage\  (?;  61,  48),  n.  [OE.  avantage, 
  avauntage  F.  avantage,  fr  avant  before  See  {Advance},  and 
  cf  {Vantage}.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advantage  \Ad*van"tage\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Advantaged};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Advantaging}.]  [F.  avantager  fr  avantage.  See 
  {Advance}.] 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Turn  \Turn\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  move  round;  to  have  a  circular  motion;  to  revolve 
  entirely,  repeatedly,  or  partially;  to  change  position,  so 
  as  to  face  differently;  to  whirl  or  wheel  round;  as  a 
  wheel  turns  on  its  axis;  a  spindle  turns  on  a  pivot;  a  man 
  turns  on  his  heel. 
 
  The  gate  .  .  .  on  golden  hinges  turning.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  revolve  as  if  upon  a  point  of  support;  to  hinge; 
  to  depend;  as  the  decision  turns  on  a  single  fact 
 
  Conditions  of  peace  certainly  turn  upon  events  of 
  war.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  result  or  terminate;  to  come  about  to  eventuate;  to 
  issue. 
 
  If  we  repent  seriously,  submit  contentedly,  and 
  serve  him  faithfully,  afflictions  shall  turn  to  our 
  advantage.  --Wake. 
 
  4.  To  be  deflected;  to  take  a  different  direction  or 
  tendency;  to  be  directed  otherwise;  to  be  differently 
  applied;  to  be  transferred;  as  to  turn  from  the  road. 
 
  Turn  from  thy  fierce  wrath.  --Ex.  xxxii 
  12. 
 
  Turn  ye  turn  ye  from  your  evil  ways.  --Ezek. 
  xxxiii  11. 
 
  The  understanding  turns  inward  on  itself  and 
  reflects  on  its  own  operations.  --Locke. 
 
  5.  To  be  changed,  altered,  or  transformed;  to  become 
  transmuted;  also  to  become  by  a  change  or  changes;  to 
  grow;  as  wood  turns  to  stone;  water  turns  to  ice;  one 
  color  turns  to  another;  to  turn  Mohammedan. 
 
  I  hope  you  have  no  intent  to  turn  husband.  --Shak. 
 
  Cygnets  from  gray  turn  white.  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  To  undergo  the  process  of  turning  on  a  lathe;  as  ivory 
  turns  well 
 
  7.  Specifically: 
  a  To  become  acid;  to  sour;  --  said  of  milk,  ale,  etc 
  b  To  become  giddy;  --  said  of  the  head  or  brain. 
 
  I'll  look  no  more  Lest  my  brain  turn.  --Shak. 
  c  To  be  nauseated;  --  said  of  the  stomach. 
  d  To  become  inclined  in  the  other  direction;  --  said  of 
  scales. 
  e  To  change  from  ebb  to  flow,  or  from  flow  to  ebb;  -- 
  said  of  the  tide. 
  f  (Obstetrics)  To  bring  down  the  feet  of  a  child  in  the 
  womb,  in  order  to  facilitate  delivery. 
 
  8.  (Print.)  To  invert  a  type  of  the  same  thickness,  as 
  temporary  substitute  for  any  sort  which  is  exhausted. 
 
  {To  turn  about},  to  face  to  another  quarter;  to  turn  around 
 
 
  {To  turn  again},  to  come  back  after  going;  to  return.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  turn  against},  to  become  unfriendly  or  hostile  to 
 
  {To  turn}  {aside  or  away}. 
  a  To  turn  from  the  direct  course;  to  withdraw  from  a 
  company;  to  deviate. 
  b  To  depart;  to  remove. 
  c  To  avert  one's  face. 
 
  {To  turn  back},  to  turn  so  as  to  go  in  an  opposite  direction; 
  to  retrace  one's  steps. 
 
  {To  turn  in}. 
  a  To  bend  inward. 
  b  To  enter  for  lodgings  or  entertainment. 
  c  To  go  to  bed.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  turn  into},  to  enter  by  making  a  turn;  as  to  turn  into  a 
  side  street. 
 
  {To  turn  off},  to  be  diverted;  to  deviate  from  a  course;  as 
  the  road  turns  off  to  the  left 
 
  {To  turn  on}  or  {upon}. 
  a  To  turn  against;  to  confront  in  hostility  or  anger. 
  b  To  reply  to  or  retort. 
  c  To  depend  on  as  the  result  turns  on  one  condition. 
 
 
  {To  turn  out}. 
  a  To  move  from  its  place  as  a  bone. 
  b  To  bend  or  point  outward;  as  his  toes  turn  out 
  c  To  rise  from  bed.  [Colloq.] 
  d  To  come  abroad;  to  appear;  as  not  many  turned  out  to 
  the  fire. 
  e  To  prove  in  the  result;  to  issue;  to  result;  as  the 
  crops  turned  out  poorly. 
 
  {To  turn  over},  to  turn  from  side  to  side  to  roll;  to 
  tumble. 
 
  {To  turn  round}. 
  a  To  change  position  so  as  to  face  in  another  direction. 
  b  To  change  one's  opinion;  to  change  from  one  view  or 
  party  to  another. 
 
  {To  turn  to},  to  apply  one's  self  to  have  recourse  to  to 
  refer  to  ``Helvicus's  tables  may  be  turned  to  on  all 
  occasions.''  --Locke. 
 
  {To  turn  to  account},  {profit},  {advantage},  or  the  like  to 
  be  made  profitable  or  advantageous;  to  become  worth  the 
  while 
 
  {To  turn  under},  to  bend,  or  be  folded,  downward  or  under 
 
  {To  turn  up}. 
  a  To  bend,  or  be  doubled,  upward. 
  b  To  appear;  to  come  to  light;  to  transpire;  to  occur; 
  to  happen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advantage 
  n  :  the  quality  of  having  a  superior  or  more  favorable  position; 
  "he  experience  gave  him  the  advantage  over  me"  [syn:  {vantage}] 
  [ant:  {disadvantage}] 
  v  :  give  an  advantage  to  [ant:  {disadvantage}] 




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