campus

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See also: Campus and câmpus

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin campus (field). Doublet of camp.

First used in its current sense in reference to Princeton University in the 1770s.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæmpəs/, /ˈkæmpʊs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkæmpəs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

campus (plural campuses or campusses)

  1. The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.
    • 2013 August 24, Schumpeter, “Mr Geek goes to Washington”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8850:
      From their corporate campuses on the west coast, America’s technology entrepreneurs used to ignore faraway Washington, DC—or mention the place only to chastise it for holding back innovation with excessive regulation. They have, at times, invested in the low politics of self-interested lobbying […]. Yet unlike Wall Street [] tech tycoons have remained largely aloof from the broader affairs of the nation’s capital.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 5:
      In addition to this signage there are promotional videos broadcast in English on television screens around the campus.
    The campus is sixty hectares in size.
  2. An institution of higher education and its ambiance.
    During the late 1960s, many an American campus was in a state of turmoil.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Latinate plural form campi 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.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: kampus
  • Dutch: campus
  • German: Campus
  • Japanese: キャンパス (kyanpasu)
  • Korean: 캠퍼스 (kaempeoseu)
  • Malay: kampus

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

campus (third-person singular simple present campuses or campusses, present participle campusing or campussing, simple past and past participle campused or campussed)

  1. To confine to campus as a punishment.
    • 1932, The Syllabus, volume 48, page 444:
      They hold sessions regularly and “campus” women for staying out late—and they do their best campussing at those times when they are sleepiest and meanest from being out until three and four themselves the night before.
    • 1955, The Twentieth Century, volume 157, page 278:
      A secondary punishment was ‘campussing’, or confinement to a campus; and for the most trivial offences the treatment was a withering harangue from Mrs Wilmington, sometimes lasting for over an hour.
    • 1996 January 30, quoting Maggie Smith, Evergreen School, “Attendance Issues”, in The 1996 Collection: Prepared for Sudbury Schools and Planning Groups, Framingham, Massachusetts: Sudbury Valley School Press, published August 1996, →ISBN, page 131:
      SM has been very patient but just last Friday one of them was campussed for two weeks with an automatic two day suspension if he didn't heed the campussing because of repeated contempt for fairly easy to fulfill sentences.
  2. To use a campus board, or to climb without feet as one would on a campus board.
    • 2018, Nate Fitch, Ron Funderburke, Climbing: From First-Timer to Gym Climber: From First-Timer to Gym Climber, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 16:
      It might be fun and educational for a novice to warm up and then visit the hangboard to experiment with all the different ... Campus. Boards. Campusing means that climbers monkey up con- secutive holds or rungs without using their feet.
    • 2012, Steve Lage, Building Your Own Climbing Wall: Illustrated Instructions and Plans for Indoor and Outdoor Walls, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 123:
      This notifies climbers they are on belay and may now begin climbing. belay station: The location of the belayer. ... rung, pulling up, then quickly snapping both hands up to the next rung, then repeating. campusing: Climbing without using feet.
    • 2008, Eric Horst, Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 260:
      bouldering—Variable practice of climbing skills performed without a belay rope at the base of a cliff or on small boulders. campus (or campusing)—Climbing an overhanging section of rock or artificial wall with no feet, usually in a dynamic ...



Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin campus. Compare the inherited doublet campu.

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campus)

  1. campus (grounds or property of a school, etc)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin campus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campus)

  1. campus

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English campus, from Latin campus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑm.pʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cam‧pus

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campussen, diminutive campusje n)

  1. campus

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin campus. Compare the inherited doublet champ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campus)

  1. campus (grounds of a university)

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

A model of the Campus Martius under the Empire.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kh₂emp- (to bend, curve).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

campus m (genitive campī); second declension

  1. Open flat level ground: a plain, a natural field.
    Campus MārtiusThe Field of Mars
  2. (literary) Any flat or level surface.
    • Plautus, Trin., 4, 1, 15:
      ...campī natantēs...
  3. The comitia centuriāta, which met on the Campus Mārtius.
  4. A field of action: scope.
  5. A field of debate: a topic.
  6. An opportunity.
  7. The produce of a field.
  8. (New Latin) The campus of a university, college, or business.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative campus campī
Genitive campī campōrum
Dative campō campīs
Accusative campum campōs
Ablative campō campīs
Vocative campe campī

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Borrowings
Unsorted borrowings

References[edit]

  • campus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • campus in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • campus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • campus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Lewis, Charleton & al. "campus" in A Latin Dictionary.

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin campus. Compare the inherited doublet campo.

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campi or campus (nonstandard))

  1. campus
    Além das unidades localizadas nos campi Pampulha e Saúde, a UFMG possui ainda outras no centro de Belo Horizonte e bairros periféricos.
    Besides units located in the Pampulha and Health campuses, UFMG has others in downtown Belo Horizonte and surrounding neighborhoods.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French campus, English campus, from Latin campus. Doublet of the inherited câmp.

Noun[edit]

campus n (plural campusuri)

  1. campus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin campus. Compare the inherited doublet campo.

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campus)

  1. campus

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From camp (feat, accomplishment) +‎ -us.

Adjective[edit]

campus (feminine singular campus, plural campus, equative campused, comparative campusach, superlative campusaf)

  1. excellent, splendid
    Synonyms: gorchestol, rhagorol, penigamp, ardderchog, gwych

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
campus gampus nghampus champus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.