(1) A field on which the buildings of a university are situated
First used in its current sense in reference to Princeton University in the 1770's
- The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.
- The campus is sixty hectares in size.
- An institution of higher education and its ambiance.
- During the late 1960s, many an American campus was in a state of turmoil.
- The Latinate plural form is sometimes used, particularly with respect to colleges or universities; however, it is sometimes frowned upon. By contrast, the common plural form campuses is universally accepted.
- an open, even or flat space; plain, field, sea
- a place or field of action, opportunity, scope; subject for debate; theatre