noun, plural cam·pus·es.
Origin of campus
British Dictionary definitions for campus's
noun plural -puses
Word Origin for campus
Word Origin and History for campus's
"college grounds," 1774, from Latin campus "a field," probably properly "an expanse surrounded" (by woods, higher ground, etc.), from PIE *kampos "a corner, cove," from root *kamp- "to bend" (cf. Lithuanian kampus "corner," Polish kępa "cluster of trees or brush"). First used in college sense at Princeton.