Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large grassy plain in South America, with scattered bushes and small trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given in Brazil to patches of land in the midst of the dense forests of the country which are either entirely bare of trees or are only sparsely covered with them.
  • n. The Italian acre, a measure of land varying in different states from 8/4 of an English acre to 1⅓ acres.

Etymologies

Spanish, field, from Latin campus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And he surmised that another term, "the Camp," used to describe the archipelago's barren expanses, is derived from the Spanish word "campo," for countryside.

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  • Gregory, Fortunatus, and the author of the Gesta Francorum, that the battle was fought in campo Vocladensi, on the banks of the

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  • (Most of the piazzas in Venice are called campo, meaning "field" in Italian, because they were originally planted with grass and trees.)

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  • The silence here in the campo is a rhythmic one, the grasshoppers and other nighttime singers chant some droned out lazy call for the dancing fireflies.

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  • At the bottom of the campo is a shop selling artisanal sweets and local produce.

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  • At the south of the campo is the Campiello Querini where we find the

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  • How surprised I was when, arriving in the place, I discovered that the gravely ill man, who had been waiting for a priest for several days, was Ramon, the one whom they called "el diablo"; a man of the "campo" who had lived a very difficult life.

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  • * Please note 'door to door' excludes rural 'campo' areas and fincas with 'off road' access.

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  • None here in Guanajuato -- the people from the campo collect all the scrub for their own fires.

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  • This is one of the motivating factors for accepting this position - I will get out of the campo and meet some educated people.

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