from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The grounds of a school, college, university, or hospital.
  • n. A college or university: campuses that are located across the state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.
  • n. An institution of higher education and its ambiance.
  • v. To confine to campus as a punishment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principal grounds of a college or school, between the buildings or within the main inclosure.
  • n. a college or university.
  • n. a division of a university with its own buildings and a separate faculty, especially one separated geographically from other divisiona, but sharing top administration with other units of the university.
  • n. higher education considered as a whole.
  • n. a business site with pleasant landscaping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The green upon or about which the buildings of an American college or university generally stand; the college-yard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a field on which the buildings of a university are situated


Latin, field.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin campus ("field"). (Wiktionary)



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