[kam-pahn-yuh, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nyah]

noun, plural Cam·pa·gne [kam-pahn-yey, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nye] /kæmˈpɑn yeɪ, kəm-; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɛ/ for 2.

a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy.
(lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign.

Origin of Campagna

From Italian; see origin at campaign Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for campagne

Historical Examples of campagne

  • I said, "Madame, you bring us good news from your campagne?"

    Four Years in France

    Henry Digby Beste

  • It has been found quite frequently in “reasoning maniacs” by Campagne.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • It is indeed difficult to understand the admiration with which his campagne au large has been treated in France.

  • Campagne, Broca, G. Wilson, and others about the same time made similar researches.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • The Duchesse in reply begged me to come to her campagne and talk over the matter.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for campagne



another word for champaign (def. 1)



a low-lying plain surrounding Rome, Italy: once fertile, it deteriorated to malarial marshes; but has since been reclaimed. Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles)Also called: Campagna di Roma (dɪ ˈrəʊmə)
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Word Origin and History for campagne

obsolete form of campaign.

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