[adj] giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
[adj] very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity"
[adj] likely to be of benefit or advantage; "in an advantageous position"
[adj] appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
\Ad`van*ta"geous\, a. [F. avantageux, fr. avantage.] Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation. Advabtageous comparison with any other country. --Prescott. You see . . . of what use a good reputation is, and how swift and advantageous a harbinger it is, wherever one goes. --Chesterfield.