Part of speech: noun

An outlook shut in at the sides and reaching into the distance, as along an avenue; view; prospect; often used figuratively.

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Usage examples "vista":

  1. If she allowed her mind to dwell on the vista he thus presented, she did not betray herself. - "A Modern Chronicle, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. From its more noisy and frequented banks, Olinthus directed his steps to a path which ran amidst a shady vista of trees, at the distance of a few paces from the river. - "The Last Days of Pompeii", Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Nance, closing the door of No. 5, paused and looked proudly down the polished vista of the hallway, which curved at the far end and continued its way on the other side of the Quadrangle. - "Molly Brown's Junior Days", Nell Speed.