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vista

[vis-tuh] /ˈvɪs tə/
noun
1.
a view or prospect, especially one seen through a long, narrow avenue or passage, as between rows of trees or houses.
2.
such an avenue or passage, especially when formally planned.
3.
a far-reaching mental view:
vistas of the future.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Italian: a view, noun use of feminine of visto (past participle of vedere to see < Latin vidēre)
Related forms
vistaless, adjective
Synonyms
1. See view. 3. prospect, outlook, vision.

Vista

[vis-tuh] /ˈvɪs tə/
noun
1.
a town in SW California.

VISTA

[vis-tuh] /ˈvɪs tə/
noun
1.
a national program in the U.S., sponsored by ACTION, for sending volunteers into poor areas to teach various job skills.
Origin
V(olunteers) i(n) S(ervice) t(o) A(merica)
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British Dictionary definitions for vista

vista

/ˈvɪstə/
noun
1.
a view, esp through a long narrow avenue of trees, buildings, etc, or such a passage or avenue itself; prospect a vista of arches
2.
a comprehensive mental view of a distant time or a lengthy series of events the vista of the future
Derived Forms
vistaed, adjective
vistaless, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Italian: a view, from vedere to see, from Latin vidēre

VISTA

/ˈvɪstə/
noun acronym (in the US)
1.
Volunteers in Service to America; an organization of volunteers established by the Federal government to assist the poor
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Word Origin and History for vista
n.

1640s, "a view or prospect," from Italian vista "sight, view," noun use of fem. past participle of vedere "see," from Latin videre "to see" (see vision).

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Related Abbreviations for vista

VISTA

Volunteers in Service to America
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