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.

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Origin and Etymology of campus

Latin, plain


First Known Use: 1774



CAMPUS Defined for English Language Learners

campus

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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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