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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)

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.

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 ..."