vista

Definitions

  • "Behold a vista!"
    "Behold a vista!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vista the visual percept of a region "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The California grape and wine industries were started by Count Agoston Haraszthy de Moksa, who planted Tokay, Zinfandel, and Shiras varieties from his native Hungary in Buena Vista in 1857.
    • n Vista A view; especially, a view through or between intervening objects, as trees; a view or prospect through an avenue, or the like; hence, the trees or other objects that form the avenue. "The finished garden to the view
      Its vistas opens, and its alleys green."
      "In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista , you see nothing but the gallows.""The shattered tower which now forms a vista from his window."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vista A view or prospect, especially through an avenue, as between rows of trees; hence, the trees or other things that form the avenue.
    • n vista Hence Figuratively, a vision; a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination: as, a vista of pleasure to come; dim vistas of the past.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vista vis′ta a view or prospect through or as through an avenue: the trees, &c., that form the avenue.
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Quotations

  • Edmund Burke
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    “In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing but the gallows.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., sight, view, fr. vedere, p. p. visto, veduto, to see, fr. L. videre, visum,. See View Vision
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. vista, sight, view—L. vidēre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

The vistas of the avenues seemed to empty her stomach all the more.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Marcia, raising her head, looked away into the green vistas of the wood, while the tears gathered slowly in her eyes.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The flowers along the vista, brighter than the victor-wreaths at its close.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
Richly wooded, on both sides of its fine drive are charming vistas opening amongst the oaks, limes and elms.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
He hoped Senators would see the illimitable vistas of patronage opened by the bill.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870" by Various
Nothing was to be seen, save the grey vista of dreary, tangled bushes and trees, extending to the distant plantation.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
These were the classic expressions of the hilarious poet of a period far back in the vista of ages.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 19, August 6, 1870" by Various
The vistas remind one of the nave and aisles of a huge cathedral.
"American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History" by John Fiske
It is a dreary vista of despair.
"Damon and Delia" by William Godwin
What a terrible vista for next winter!
"The Green Mouse" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

Down Piromid vista gazing,
Ten miles back from every gate,
He can see that temple blazing,
Which the world shall never mate.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
How strangers by your hearth should sit
And close their eyes, and seem to view,
Through vistas dim, your shadow flit,
And William's shadow, too?
"Anne Hathaway" by Anna Johnston MacManus
All that was found must again be sought,
Each enemy slain revives,
Each battle for ever is fought and refought
Through vistas of fruitless lives.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
And long may pleasure bloom for those
Who in that hour their friendship sealed,
Who parted friends tho' met as foes
On Buena Vista's bloody field.
"On Buena Vista's Field" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
BESIDE thee, O my river, where I wait
Through vista long of years and drink my fill
Of beauty and of light, a steady rill
Of never-failing good, whate'er my state, --
"The River Charles" by Annie Adams Fields
The gay may dazzle the eye,
For a time brightly blaze
Then dimly burn and die;
Then 'tis we fix and gaze
On all that earth holds of joy and of mirth,
Down the dim vista ways of long ago.
"Youth's Home And Mother" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

For more than three decades, Chula Vista 's efforts fallen short many times.
Chula Vista long knew of animal shelter woes.
On an unannounced visit yesterday, veterinarian Ginny Bischel walked through the public back area of the Chula Vista animal shelter where the dog kennels are.
Chase Prasnicki remembered at Buena Vista church service .
Chase Prasnicki remembered at Buena Vista church service.
Holyoak, 95, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 in Sierra Vista.
Cliff House food and bay vista still a winning combo.
When Americorps VISTA Volunteer Tom Myslinsky embarked on his Grow Local, Go Local campaign he didn't anticipate establishing a farmer's market until next spring.
Park Vista Apartments, Fremont, Calif.
"Cookie" Kuntz, 85, a resident at the Hacienda Rehab and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. And formerly of Elk Towers and 119 Maurus St, St Marys, died on Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
The last time we visited Paloma (763 S. Eighth St.), the vivid haute Mexican in Bella Vista, the Phillies were struggling against the Giants in the 2010 NCLS.
Christopher Hannowsky was shot and killed by Deputy Carlos Canela in Vista after an altercation.
Gulf vistas abound at the 1,053-foot Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
At 35, Chula Vista resident Jamie Nieto is headed to London to compete in the high jump .
They are Atlee Urquhart, Joe Knox and Kyle Ginter, all Mar Vista High School graduates.
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In science:

Heinsenberg model problem, but opens some pleasant mathematical vistas.
A random walk on the permutation group, some formal long-time asymptotic relations
Combination with near-infrared wavelengths is also becoming an option as the UKIDSS GPS progresses and VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) begins data collection.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
The vistas revealed by Goldschmidt in inspired many investigations of amalgams, particularly in their application to finite groups and their geometries.
A 3-local characterization of Co_2
VISTA surveys should find many more and even some up to z ∼ 8.
The Canada-France High-z Quasar Survey: nine new quasars and the luminosity function at redshift 6
No obstant això, i encara que hi ha hagut multitud d’esforços per aconseguir-ho, a simple vista ens adonem que la seua intel·ligència apenes arriba a ssemblar-se a la dels éssers humans.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
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