Father and son enjoy a beautiful vista.
- Vista is defined as a U.S. government poverty program established in 1964 where volunteers organized local poor citizens to improve their living conditions.
An example of Vista was the Rosehill project in Duplin County, North Carolina where 20 recently-graduated college students established farm cooperatives with local citizens.
- The definition of a vista is a distant view seen through a opening or a place where a distant view is best seen.
An example of a vista is a river view from a cliff between two mountains.
- a view or outlook, esp. one seen through a long passage, as between rows of houses or trees
- a comprehensive mental view of a series of remembered or anticipated events
Origin of vistaIt, sight from past participle of vedere, to see from Classical Latin videre: see vision
Origin of VISTAV(olunteers) i(n) S(ervice) t(o) A(merica)
- a. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through an opening, as between rows of buildings or trees.b. An avenue or other passage affording such a view.
- An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects; a broad mental view: “the deep and sweeping vistas these pioneering critics opened up” ( Arthur C. Danto )
Origin of vistaItalian from feminine past participle of vedere to see from Latin vidēre ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.