class·​mate | \ ˈklas-ˌmāt \

Definition of classmate 

: a member of the same class in a school or college

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Some of her classmates put together a prayer vigil Monday night at Norwood High School. Jessica Schmidt,, "Tragedy strikes again: Teen in coma after crash," 10 July 2018 My reservation, Sandia Pueblo, was just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, yet most of my classmates knew nothing about Native people. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "This Is What the Beauty of Cultural Appreciation Looks Like," 13 June 2018 Police believe Jesse Lewis told some of his classmates to run while Lanza reloaded. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Sandy Hook families file lawsuit against Alex Jones, Infowars," 17 Apr. 2018 Walking across the parking lot in a foursome of first-grade boys, Emmett kept glancing at another classmate who was leaving with his mother. Mary Beth Keane, Vogue, "Amid Scandal After Scandal, One Catholic Mother Faces A Painful Choice," 6 Dec. 2018 Her small-minded neighbors and classmates snicker behind her back about how her father has undoubtedly left her mother and how her preternaturally wise baby brother Charles Wallace is clearly a moron. Constance Grady, Vox, "A Wrinkle in Time is a joyous celebration of its heroine’s anger," 29 Nov. 2018 Then, everyone divides up into teams with classmates who don’t share their native language and tie up bright red aprons before turning to their recipes. Anya Van Wagtendonk,, "For these immigrants, flipping pancakes and learning English go hand-in-hand," 12 July 2018 Banach was selected, along with classmate Shreya Jain, to represent their peers as members of the youth board of directors for the FACT movement — the Wisconsin youth tobacco-prevention program. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Franklin teens selected to be part of Wisconsin's FACT program board engaged in tobacco prevention," 11 July 2018 The school, however, denied Lovett the opportunity to speak in front of his parents and classmates — and gave him and his mother no reason why — according to Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. Jacob Taylor /, NBC News, "Valedictorian speaks at Rochester City Hall after high school denies him graduation speech," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of classmate

1713, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of classmate

: a member of the same class in a school, college, or university


class·​mate | \ ˈklas-ˌmāt \

Kids Definition of classmate

: a member of the same class in a school or college

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