Definition of campo in US English:


nounPlural campos

  • 1(in South America, especially Brazil) a grass plain with occasional stunted trees.

    • ‘Family farms, campos, and swaths of countryside are being seized and decimated.’
    • ‘South of this are the Mato Grosso with its grassland plateau and the campos, mountain plateaux intersected by deep river valleys.’
    grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe
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  • 2A square in an Italian or Spanish town.

    • ‘The nearby Campo was filled with bars and restaurants and the streets surrounding it are lined with clothing stores and trendy shops.’
    • ‘There are thousands of people packed into the campo even for the trial races-- it's amazing.’
    • ‘Near the Campo we had to walk our bikes as the streets were packed with all of the locals and tourists who had arrived for the celebrations.’
    • ‘By then, we'd worked up an appetite and had a lovely dinner, again near the Campo.’
    • ‘There are several banks near the campo in Piazza Tolomei, and include Banchi di Sotto and Via di Citta.’


From Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian campo, literally ‘field’.