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vis·ta

 (vĭs′tə)
n.
1.
a. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through an opening, as between rows of buildings or trees.
b. An avenue or other passage affording such a view.
2. An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects; a broad mental view: "the deep and sweeping vistas these pioneering critics opened up" (Arthur C. Danto).

[Italian, from feminine past participle of vedere, to see, from Latin vidēre; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

vis′taed (-təd) adj.

vista

(ˈvɪstə)
n
1. a view, esp through a long narrow avenue of trees, buildings, etc, or such a passage or avenue itself; prospect: a vista of arches.
2. a comprehensive mental view of a distant time or a lengthy series of events: the vista of the future.
[C17: from Italian: a view, from vedere to see, from Latin vidēre]
ˈvistaed adj
ˈvistaless adj

VISTA

(ˈvɪstə)
(in the US) n acronym for
(Social Welfare) Volunteers in Service to America; an organization of volunteers established by the Federal government to assist the poor

vis•ta

(ˈvɪs tə)

n., pl. -tas.
1. a view or prospect, esp. one seen through a long, narrow passage, as between rows of trees or houses.
2. a far-reaching mental view.
[1650–60; < Italian: a view < Latin vidēre]
vis′taed, adj.
vis′ta•less, adj.
syn: See view.

Vis•ta

(ˈvɪs tə)

n.
a town in SW California. 57,220.

VISTA

(ˈvɪs tə)

n.
Volunteers in Service to America.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vista - the visual percept of a regionvista - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
exposure - aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
middle distance - the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view - a view from the side of something
tableau - any dramatic scene

vista

noun view, scene, prospect, landscape, panorama, perspective an endless vista of snow peaks and shadowed valleys

vista

noun
That which is or can be seen:
Translations
näköala

vista

[ˈvɪstə] N (lit) → vista f, panorama m (fig) → perspectiva f, horizonte m
to open up new vistasabrir nuevas perspectivas or nuevos horizontes

vista

[ˈvɪstə] n (= panorama) → vue f

vista

n
(= view)Aussicht f, → Blick m
(of past)Bild nt; (of future)Aussicht (→ of auf +acc), → Perspektive (of von) f

vista

[ˈvɪstə] n (view) → vista (fig) → prospettiva
References in classic literature ?
His first wooing had been of the tempestuous order, and he looked back upon ;it as if through a long vista of years with a feeling of compassion blended with regret.
According to the orders of the preceding night, the heavy sleep of the army was broken by the rolling of the warning drums, whose rattling echoes were heard issuing, on the damp morning air, out of every vista of the woods, just as day began to draw the shaggy outlines of some tall pines of the vicinity, on the opening brightness of a soft and cloudless eastern sky.
In this magical light that beauty seemed to be sustained and carried along by the river winding at its base, lifted again to the broad shoulder of the mountain, and lost only in the distant vista of death-like, overcrowning snow.
Groceries, toy-shops, drygoods stores, with their immense panes of plate-glass, their gorgeous fixtures, their vast and complete assortments of merchandise, in which fortunes had been invested; and those noble mirrors at the farther end of each establishment, doubling all this wealth by a brightly burnished vista of unrealities
Pearl accordingly ran to the bow-window, at the further end of the hall, and looked along the vista of a garden walk, carpeted with closely-shaven grass, and bordered with some rude and immature attempt at shrubbery.
Then, tumbled out of the cars without ceremony, they were no better off than before; they stood staring down the vista of Dearborn Street, with its big black buildings towering in the distance, unable to realize that they had arrived, and why, when they said "Chicago," people no longer pointed in some direction, but instead looked perplexed, or laughed, or went on without paying any attention.
There was no way through it, and the front windows of the Doctor's lodgings commanded a pleasant little vista of street that had a congenial air of retirement on it.
It was a fresh kind of place, all circumstances considered, where the wind from the river had room to turn itself round; and there were two or three trees in it, and there was the stump of a ruined windmill, and there was the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk - whose long and narrow vista I could trace in the moonlight, along a series of wooden frames set in the ground, that looked like superannuated haymaking-rakes which had grown old and lost most of their teeth.
But what were the guineas to him who saw no vista beyond countless days of weaving?
But the same worthy person, when placed in his own snug parlour, and surrounded by all the comforts of an Englishman's fireside, is not half so much disposed to believe that his own ancestors led a very different life from himself; that the shattered tower, which now forms a vista from his window, once held a baron who would have hung him up at his own door without any form of trial; that the hinds, by whom his little pet-farm is managed, a few centuries ago would have been his slaves; and that the complete influence of feudal tyranny once extended over the neighbouring village, where the attorney is now a man of more importance than the lord of the manor.
Beyond this room there were three others, reaching the length of the house, to which you passed through three doors, opposite to each other, in the manner of a vista.
As I did so I saw stretching far below me the beautiful vista of rocky gorge, and level, cacti-studded flat, wrought by the moonlight into a miracle of soft splendor and wondrous enchantment.