vista Definition

a pleasing view, especially one seen through a long, narrow opening.

Using vista: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vista" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The hotel room had a beautiful vista of the ocean.

  • Example

    The hike offered stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains.

  • Example

    The city skyline was visible through the vista of the bridge.

vista Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with vista

  • a new way of looking at or approaching something


    The discovery of the new planet opened up a new vista for space exploration.

  • a designated area where visitors can stop and enjoy a scenic view


    We stopped at the vista point to take pictures of the sunset over the canyon.

  • a type of train car with a glass dome roof designed to provide panoramic views of the passing scenery


    The trip through the Rockies was even more breathtaking from the vista dome car.

Origins of vista

from Italian 'vista', meaning 'sight'


Summary: vista in Brief

The term 'vista' [ˈvɪstə] refers to a pleasing view, often seen through a long, narrow opening. It is used to describe natural landscapes, cityscapes, and man-made structures. 'Vista' can also be used in phrases like 'new vista,' which denotes a new perspective, and 'vista point,' which refers to a designated area for scenic viewing.

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