vista

A vista is a scene, view, or panorama. It's what you stop to see when you climb to the top of a mountain, or pull off the road at the "scenic view" rest stop.

Vista is an Italian word that means "sight" or "view." It's the same in Spanish and is related to the verb avistar, which means "to catch sight of." Hasta la vista! means, literally, "Until I see you!" (or, more simply, "See you later!"). As in Spain and Mexico, we like to name our towns after a vista: Buena Vista ("great scenery"), Chula Vista ("pleasant view"), and Rio Vista ("overlooking the river") are all places in California.

Definitions of vista
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n the visual percept of a region

Synonyms:
aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view
Types:
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background, ground
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
coast
the area within view
exposure
aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
foreground
the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse
a brief or incomplete view
middle distance
the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view
a view from the side of something
tableau
any dramatic scene
profile
an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
Type of:
visual image, visual percept
a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system

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