What does the word vantage mean?

Usage examples for vantage

  1. And she knew well that her vantage- ground as towards Aldous was strong. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. For revolution has now resulted in a reaction in which every vantage point gained by the first revolutionary rush is counter- attacked and every early victory is contested again. – The New Germany by George Young
  3. From our low level, it was impossible to tell where the rock stopped, and where the castle began, so deftly had man seized every point of vantage offered by Nature- and " points" they literally were. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson