Definitions for Campusˈkæm pəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cam•pusˈkæm pəs(n.)(pl.)-pus•es.

  1. the grounds, often including the buildings, of a college or other school.

    Category: Education

  2. a college or university.

    Category: Education

Origin of campus:

1765–75, Amer.; < L: flat place, field, plain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. campus(noun)

    a field on which the buildings of a university are situated

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. campus(noun)ˈkæm pəs

    buildings and land on which a college or university is located

    students living on/off campus

Wiktionary

  1. campus(Noun)

    The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.

    The campus is sixty hectares in size.

  2. campus(Noun)

    An institution of higher education and its ambiance.

    During the late 1960s, many an American campus was in a state of turmoil.

  3. campus(Verb)

    To confine to campus as a punishment.

  4. Origin: From campus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Campus(noun)

    the principal grounds of a college or school, between the buildings or within the main inclosure; as, the college campus

Freebase

  1. Campus

    A campus is traditionally the land on which a college or university and related institutional buildings are situated. Usually a campus includes libraries, lecture halls, residence halls, student centers or dining halls, and park-like settings. The definition currently describes a collection of buildings that belong to a given institution, either academic or non-academic. The word derives from a Latin word for "field" and was first used to describe the grounds of a college at the College of New Jersey during the 18th century. Some other American colleges later adopted the word to describe individual fields at their own institutions, but "campus" did not yet describe the whole university property. A school might have one space called a campus, one called a field, and another called a yard. The meaning expanded to include the whole institutional property during the 20th century, with the old meaning persisting into the 1950s in some places. Sometimes the lands on which company office buildings sit, along with the buildings, are called campuses. The Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington, as well as hospitals use the term to describe the territory of their facilities. The word "campus" has also been applied to European universities, although most such institutions are characterized by ownership of individual buildings in urban settings rather than park-like lawns in which buildings are placed.


Translations for Campus

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

campus(noun)

college or university grounds

The new library was built in the centre of the campus.

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