vista

[ vis-tuh ]
/ ˈvɪs tə /

noun

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.

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Origin of vista

1650–60; < Italian: a view, noun use of feminine of visto (past participle of vedere to see < Latin vidēre)

SYNONYMS FOR vista

1 See view.
3 prospect, outlook, vision.

OTHER WORDS FROM vista

vis·ta·less, adjective

Definition for vista (2 of 3)

Vista
[ vis-tuh ]
/ ˈvɪs tə /

noun

a town in SW California.

Definition for vista (3 of 3)

VISTA
[ vis-tuh ]
/ ˈvɪs tə /

noun

a national program in the U.S., sponsored by ACTION, for sending volunteers into poor areas to teach various job skills.

Origin of VISTA

V(olunteers) i(n) S(ervice) t(o) A(merica)
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British Dictionary definitions for vista (1 of 2)

vista
/ (ˈvɪstə) /

noun

a view, esp through a long narrow avenue of trees, buildings, etc, or such a passage or avenue itself; prospecta vista of arches
a comprehensive mental view of a distant time or a lengthy series of eventsthe vista of the future

Derived forms of vista

vistaed, adjectivevistaless, adjective

Word Origin for vista

C17: from Italian: a view, from vedere to see, from Latin vidēre

British Dictionary definitions for vista (2 of 2)

VISTA
/ (ˈvɪstə) /

n acronym for (in the US)

Volunteers in Service to America; an organization of volunteers established by the Federal government to assist the poor
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