noun, cam·pus often attributive \ˈkam-pəs\

: the area and buildings around a university, college, school, etc.

Full Definition of CAMPUS

:  the grounds and buildings of a university, college, or school
:  a university, college, or school viewed as an academic, social, or spiritual entity
:  grounds that resemble a campus <a hospital campus> <a landscaped corporate campus>

Examples of CAMPUS

  1. Visitors crowded the campus on graduation day.
  2. Rallies were held on college campuses across the country.
  3. We walked around the campus on our first day.

Origin of CAMPUS

Latin, plain
First Known Use: 1774

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with CAMPUS

CAMPUS Defined for Kids


noun cam·pus \ˈkam-pəs\

Definition of CAMPUS for Kids

:  the grounds and buildings of a college or school


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