Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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