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What does vista mean?
A vista is a wide view of a scene, especially a sweeping outdoor scene such as a mountain valley or beach.
Traditionally, vista referred to a view seen through a long, narrow passage, such as between two rows of trees or buildings, but this meaning is now less commonly used.
Example: The description for this hotel room claims that we’ll have a vista of the mountain at sunrise from our balcony.
Where does vista come from?
The English vista emerged in the mid-1600s. It comes from the Italian vista, meaning “a view” or “a sight.” The Italian vista—as well as the same word in Spanish and Portuguese—derives from the Latin verb vidēre, which also means “to see” and is the root of view and vision.
Vista was once traditionally used to refer to a narrow view of something, such as the view down a mountain through rows of trees, or of a cityscape between skyscrapers. But today it is often used generally to describe any wide outdoor view that is considered beautiful (a view of a landfill would be unlikely to be called a vista). Vista most often refers to a view that is uninterrupted—meaning there are no big, tall things in the way to block the scene. For that reason, it often implies that the view is from a high place, such as a balcony or mountaintop. For example, thousands of people travel to the Grand Canyon each year just for a look at the vista of the canyon below. People love to look at vistas, so of course they also love to take photos of them and paint them. You’re likely to see the word in descriptions of landscape paintings and Instagram pictures taken from people’s hotel windows.
Vista is often combined with a word indicating the particular type of view in phrases like mountain vista and ocean vista.
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- vistaless (adjective)
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How is vista used in real life?
Everyone loves a vista, and everyone loves to share their photos of beautiful vistas. The word is most often used to describe a big view of an ocean or mountain scene.
— EMTfinearts (@EmTfinearts) February 17, 2020
A beautiful ocean vista off the California coast (taken during our Expedition Alpha cruise) Life onboard is lovely! pic.twitter.com/OHnRVeKHkk
— SeaBronies@home (@SeaBronies) January 10, 2016
This Sunday will be running through this beautiful vista at Khajuraho Half Marathon. pic.twitter.com/AdzHHJuTOs
— Sandeep Mall (@SandeepMall) February 21, 2020
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The hike was difficult, but we were rewarded with a spectacular vista from the top.
Example sentences from the Web for vista
A Union-Tribune reporter broke down those plans in Vista, Poway, Oceanside and Escondido, where officials intend to open campuses to small groups of English-learners and other students who are most in need.North County Report: Schools Are Reopening for Students Most in Need|Kayla Jimenez|September 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Werner’s version of events differs from what Vista jail employees have said in depositions.Longtime Sheriff’s Employee Contradicts Official Account of Jail Death|Kelly Davis|September 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In Vista, Mayor Judy Ritter has also aligned with the North County and rural area representatives.
March and Ash has dispensaries in San Diego, Vista and the city of Imperial, and one of its principals thinks the checkpoints could actually serve a purpose.Businesses Say Border Patrol Is Seizing Legal Cannabis Between San Diego, Imperial|Jesse Marx and Maya Srikrishnan|June 29, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Jay came to the state as a Vista volunteer in the early 1960s and stayed.
Somehow her heart sank at the vista which seemed to stretch out, so fair and pleasant, in Blanche's eyes.Morag|Janet Milne Rae
The horses, no longer excited by a vista of turf, were walking side by side.The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
He says I remind him of a brother of his: which seems to open an abyss or vista of infamy.All Things Considered|G. K. Chesterton
I looked through a vista blooming with pleasures, fruiting with achievements, and beautiful as the cloud-isles of the sunset.Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales|Robert L. Taylor
Fifty-five dollars a month made a big hole in a consular income, and he would gaze down that ten-year vista with a sinking heart.Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas|Lloyd Osbourne