July 28, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
campus /ˈkæmpəs/ noun
campus
/ˈkæmpəs/
noun

plural campuses

College student on campus
College student on campus
Learner's definition of CAMPUS

: the area and buildings around a university, college, school, etc.

[count]

  • Visitors crowded the campus on graduation day.

  • Rallies were held on college/university campuses across the country

  • We walked around the campus on our first day.

[noncount]

  • How do you like living on campus? [=in the dormitories/housing provided by the school]

  • She prefers living off campus. [=she prefers not living in the dormitories/housing provided by the school]

US, somewhat old-fashioned

  • The quarterback of the football team is a real big man on campus. [=he is important and well known]

— often used before another noun

  • campus events/life

  • campus politics

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