campus

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

Definition of campus

  1. 1 :  the grounds and buildings of a university, college, or school

  2. 2 :  a university, college, or school viewed as an academic, social, or spiritual entity

  3. 3 :  grounds that resemble a campus <a hospital campus> <a landscaped corporate campus>

Examples of campus in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of campus

Latin, plain


First Known Use: 1774



CAMPUS Defined for English Language Learners

campus

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

Definition of campus for English Language Learners

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


CAMPUS Defined for Kids

campus

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noun cam·pus \ˈkam-pəs\

Definition of campus for Students

  1. :  the grounds and buildings of a college or school



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