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Definition of "vista" []

  • A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through an opening, as between rows of buildings or trees. (noun)
  • An avenue or other passage affording such a view. (noun)
  • 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). (noun)
  • A view, esp through a long narrow avenue of trees, buildings, etc, or such a passage or avenue itself; prospect (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A comprehensive mental view of a distant time or a lengthy series of events (noun)

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Use "vista" in a sentence
  • "On top of it; in vista you have thumbnail previews; in win7 you have aero-peek embedded into it."
  • "Windows has made, and is making, attempts to be more secure in vista, as you may have noticed, with running things in "Administrator Mode"."
  • "I tracked these golden trees from high on the Bierstadt Moraine (named for western landscape painter Albert Bierstadt) where the vista is sweeping ..."