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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A view or prospect, especially through an avenue, as between rows of trees; hence, the trees or other things that form the avenue.
  • noun Hence Figuratively, a vision; a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination: as, a vista of pleasure to come; dim vistas of the past.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A view; especially, a view through or between intervening objects, as trees; a view or prospect through an avenue, or the like; hence, the trees or other objects that form the avenue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
  • noun A site offering such a view.
  • noun figuratively A vision, a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the visual percept of a region

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, from feminine past participle of vedere, to see, from Latin vidēre; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Italian vista ("view, sight"), from visto, past participle of vedere ("to see"), from Latin vidēre, present active infinitive of videō ("I see"). Compare vision, video.

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