noun, plural cam·pus·es.
Origin of campus
Examples from the Web for campus
Ignoring people you hooked up with at Shooters when encountering them on campus is a quintessential Duke experience.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My parents were thrilled with my choice, even though I had never even paid the campus a visit during the application process.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The episode that aired before it, which involved a campus rape victim, was highly controversial.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A hard look at campus rape statistics, the collapse of The New Republic and the day John Lennon died.
I spoke first with Scott Ellman, a student at Wesleyan University and now the Huffington Post editor-at-large for his campus.
We have heard quite a little of your popularity on the campus.
They saw Proctor Zane, as they strolled up over the campus, and the official glanced sharply at them.The Winning Touchdown|Lester Chadwick
Continued stormy weather forced Elizabeth to abandon the idea of tying Augusta to a tree on the campus and leaving her there.
You simply gossiped all she said to you to other students on the campus.
If you are foolish enough to babble your own about the campus, on your head be it.
British Dictionary definitions for campus
noun plural -puses
Word Origin for campus
Word Origin and History for campus
"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.