[kahn-poo s]


a city in E Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro.


[kam-poh, kahm-]

noun, plural cam·pos.

(in South America) an extensive, nearly level grassland plain.

Origin of campo

1605–15; < Spanish < Latin campus field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of campos

Historical Examples of campos

  • The herds which found no buyers were sent to the campos de afuera.

  • We have called the Autonomists at this time the best friends of Campos.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • They had deserted and betrayed Campos, and had been ignored by Weyler.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • The pledge was a sacred one, and no doubt Campos meant honestly to keep it.

    The Greater Republic

    Charles Morris

  • Campos knew that he had once more been foiled, and he gave the order to retreat at once.


    Arthur D. Hall

British Dictionary definitions for campos



a city in E Brazil, in E Rio de Janeiro state on the Paraíba River. Pop: 388 000 (2005 est)


noun plural -pos

(often plural) level or undulating savanna country, esp in the uplands of Brazil

Word Origin for campo

American Spanish, from Latin campus
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