Definition of vista noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪstə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪstə//
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  1. 1(literary) a beautiful view, for example, of the countryside, a city, etc. synonym panorama She turned her gaze towards the soothing vista of river and fields.
  2. 2(formal) a range of things that might happen in the future synonym prospect This new job could open up whole new vistas for her.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘view’, from visto ‘seen’, past participle of vedere ‘see’, from Latin videre.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vista