noun, plural cam·pus·es.
- camptomelic dwarfism,
- campus university,
Origin of campus
Examples from the Web for campuses
The atmosphere on campuses has gotten repressive enough that comedian Chris Rock no longer plays colleges.
That creates an obvious statistical issue: The results of a survey of two campuses cannot be extrapolated for the entire country.
Louisiana law states: “Public post secondary education institutions shall develop smoke-free policies for its campuses.”The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this mix of intellectualism and faithfulness is filling an unmet need among students on many of these campuses.
These schools, she continued, were either “in denial or incompetent” with regard to sexual assault on campuses.40% of Colleges Haven’t Investigated a Single Sexual Assault|Tim Mak|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once Japanese businesses started buying American campuses, the price of the compromise became clear.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
It is not that its thick short grass grows any greener than that of other campuses.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
Campuses are all alike, he muttered to himself, on every human planet, for all the centuries there have been universities.The Dueling Machine|Benjamin William Bova
noun plural -puses
Word Origin 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.