Definition of campus in English:


Line breaks: cam¦pus
Pronunciation: /ˈkampəs

noun (plural campuses)

  • 1The grounds and buildings of a university or college: for the first year I had a room on campus
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    • It has excellent sporting facilities, college and university campuses and a wide diversity of people and businesses.
    • Most university campuses can boast buildings that architects would put in the category of good design.
    • Heavy episodic drinking on college and university campuses is a widespread phenomenon.
  • 1.1North American The grounds of a school, hospital, or other institution.
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    • The city has a fairly good green cover, with a number of rare and ancient trees on various institutional campuses.
    • It was undoubtedly the largest high school campus I had ever seen.


late 18th century (originally US): from Latin campus 'field' (see camp1).

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