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.
2. 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).
[Italian, from feminine past participle of vedere, to see, from Latin vidēre; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
vistaed (-təd) adj.
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