What does campus mean?

Definitions for campus
ˈkæm pəscam·pus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. campusnoun

    a field on which the buildings of a university are situated

GCIDE

  1. Campusnoun

    a college or university.

    Etymology: [L., a field.]

  2. Campusnoun

    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; as, the Newark campus of Rutgers.

    Etymology: [L., a field.]

  3. Campusnoun

    higher education considered as a whole; as, the financial effects of research cutbacks on the campus.

    Etymology: [L., a field.]

  4. Campusnoun

    a business site with pleasant landscaping; as, the Squibb research campus at Princeton.

    Etymology: [L., a field.]

Wiktionary

  1. campusnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From campus.

  2. campusnoun

    An institution of higher education and its ambiance.

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

    Etymology: From campus.

  3. campusverb

    To confine to campus as a punishment.

    Etymology: From campus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Campusnoun

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

    Etymology: [L., a field.]

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of campus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of campus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of campus in a Sentence

  1. Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson:

    The university is also reaching out to our campus community and the greater New River Valley community who may be affected by the events that have occurred over the several days. we have some very wounded folks in this community and and please show them some respect.

  2. Susan Harden:

    This is a day at the end of the semester, when students are doing performances, presentations ... this is just the worst thing, our campus is so safe. So safe. I've never felt unsafe on our campus. I'm heartbroken.

  3. Matt Lamb:

    The school invokes a broad opposition to ‘foul language’ to keep a free-market, conservative group off of campus, the higher-ups in the school administration frequently dodged requests to speak with us, and then failed to keep their facts straight.

  4. Steven Crowder:

    This is why political correctness, or Cultural Marxism,... lends itself so fashionably to easy labels. Transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, racist, bigoted, Uncle Tom, white privilege, mainsplaining. All of these are slapped on people with politically incorrect opinions in an attempt to silence you. ... Hate speech is inextricably tied to political correctness, or Cultural Marxism, and that creates intellectual conformity -- or intellectual authoritarianism. And that’s where you start to see things like “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings” or speakers banned from campus, or people with unpopular opinions banned from social media.

  5. Blake Whitney:

    Students from my club don’t feel good on this campus whatsoever, we feel like the school is trying to silence us.

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