1. To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy. Hakluyt.
They . . . Vanquished the rebels in all encounters.Clarendon.
2. Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.
This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.Atterbury.
For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still.Goldsmith.
Syn. To conquer; surmount; overcome; confute; silence. See Conquer.
(Van"quish), n. (Far.) A disease in sheep, in which they pine away. [Written also vinquish.]
(Van"quish*a*ble) a. That may be vanquished.
(Van"quish*er) n. One who, or that which, vanquishes. Milton.
(Van"quish*ment) n. The act of vanquishing, or the state of being vanquished. Bp.
(Van"sire) n. [The native name: cf. F. vansire.] (Zoöl.) An ichneumon (Herpestes galera) native
of Southern Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white. Called also
vondsira, and marsh ichneumon.
(Vant) v. i. See Vaunt. [Obs.]
(Van"tage) n. [Aphetic form of OE. avantage, fr. F. avantage. See Advantage.]
1. superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage. [R.]
O happy vantage of a kneeling knee!Shak.
2. (Lawn Tennis) The first point after deuce.
When the server wins this point, it is called vantage in; when the receiver, or striker out, wins, it is called
To have at vantage, to have the advantage of; to be in a more favorable condition than. "He had them
at vantage, being tired and harassed with a long march." Bacon. Vantage ground, superiority of
state or place; the place or condition which gives one an advantage over another. "The vantage ground
of truth. Bacon.
It is these things that give him his actual standing, and it is from this vantage ground that he looks around
(Van"tage), v. t. To profit; to aid. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Vant"brace Vant"brass) n. [F. avant fore + bras arm: cf. F. brassard armor for the arm,
brace, forearm. Cf. Vambrace.] (Anc. Armor) Armor for the arm; vambrace. Milton.
(Vant"-cou`ri*er) n. An avant- courier. See Van-courier. [Obs.] Holland.
(Van"ward) a. Being on, or towards, the van, or front. "The vanward frontier." De Quincey.