Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Affording advantage; beneficial. See Synonyms at beneficial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity to gain benefit; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial: as, an advantageous position of the troops; trade is advantageous to a nation.
  • Synonyms Helpful, serviceable, favorable, remunerative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving an advantage
  • adj. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

Etymologies

advantage +‎ -ous or from Middle French avantageus (French avantageux). See advantage. (Wiktionary)

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