a view or prospect, especially one seen through a long, narrow avenue or passage, as between rows of trees or houses.
such an avenue or passage, especially when formally planned.
a far-reaching mental view: vistas of the future.
- vis·ta·less, adjective
Other definitions for Vista (2 of 3)
a town in SW California.
Other definitions for VISTA (3 of 3)
a national program in the U.S., sponsored by ACTION, for sending volunteers into poor areas to teach various job skills.
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How to use vista in a sentence
It quickly becomes way too apparent that this is not a scenic romantic vista, but rather code for Harding's own nether regions.
At that demarcation between inside and out, the vista is most expansive.
Their vista of the snow-capped Andes suggests the Bavarian alps and the view from Berchtesgaden.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’ | Jack Schwartz | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Others boast colorful tiles, captain windows to take in the vista, and fitted doors that give the appearance of a hobbit dwelling.
However, a cold beer nestled in your backpack is the perfect treat when you finally make it to that vista or waterfall.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World | Erin Cunningham | September 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the death of the Queen, reported early in October 1290, again opened up a vista of hope.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
It was barely four o'clock, and the sun came down a long vista of blue islands that led out to the open sea and Finland.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Behind the tide of humanity rolling in from the burning district, at the end of every street, was a vista of flame and smoke.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
And the possibility opened out such a vista of disasters that Alice was almost moved to tears.
A late car roared down the long vista and fled, retreating in softening rumbles.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for vista (1 of 2)
a view, esp through a long narrow avenue of trees, buildings, etc, or such a passage or avenue itself; prospect: a vista of arches
a comprehensive mental view of a distant time or a lengthy series of events: the vista of the future
- vistaed, adjective
- vistaless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for VISTA (2 of 2)
Volunteers in Service to America; an organization of volunteers established by the Federal government to assist the poor
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