There are 3 main definitions of vista in English:


Syllabification: vis·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈvistə


1A pleasing view, especially one seen through a long, narrow opening: a vista of church spires
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  • Vermont boasts steepled churches, classic villages, rural landscapes and spectacular vistas unspoiled by billboards, highways or malls.
  • This removes the foreground from view and treats the landscape as a panoramic vista rather than a visual extension of the interior space.
  • Any account of how to spend a day in a city as rich in sights, museums, literary connections, architecture, street life, and splendid vistas as Edinburgh can only scratch the surface.
1.1A mental view of a succession of remembered or anticipated events: vistas of freedom seemed to open ahead of him
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  • Through new vistas of business, it was looking at mopping up revenue to become one of the Fortune 500 companies, the Chief Postmaster General of Tamil Nadu circle said.
  • Your repute and expertise open up new vistas for business expansion.
  • It also has the potential for opening new vistas for business, leisure and religious tourism in Punjab.


mid 17th century: from Italian, literally 'view', from visto 'seen', past participle of vedere 'see', from Latin videre.

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