vista

[vis-tuh]
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:
1650–60; < Italian: a view, noun use of feminine of visto (past participle of vedere to see < Latin vidēre)

vistaless, adjective


1. See view. 3. prospect, outlook, vision.
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Vista

[vis-tuh]
noun
a town in SW California.

VISTA

[vis-tuh]
noun
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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vista (ˈvɪstə)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Italian: a view, from vedere to see, from Latin vidēre]
 
'vistaed
 
adj
 
'vistaless
 
adj

VISTA (ˈvɪstə)
 
n acronym for
Volunteers in Service to America; an organization of volunteers established by the Federal government to assist the poor

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vista
1644, "a view or prospect," from It. vista "sight, view," noun use of fem. p.p. of vedere "see," from L. videre "to see" (see vision).
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VISTA
Volunteers in Service to America
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