noun, often attributive
cam·​pus | \ ˈkam-pəs How to pronounce campus (audio) \

Definition of campus

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

Examples of campus in a Sentence

Visitors crowded the campus on graduation day. Rallies were held on college campuses across the country. We walked around the campus on our first day.
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First Known Use of campus

1774, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for campus

Latin, plain

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1 Aug 2022

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“Campus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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cam·​pus | \ ˈkam-pəs How to pronounce campus (audio) \

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: the grounds and buildings of a college or school


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