class·​mate | \ ˈklas-ˌmāt How to pronounce classmate (audio) \

Definition of classmate

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

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Don’t push yourself further into a stretch for the sake of keeping up with a classmate, or hold a specific pose that hurts just because the instructor said to. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Is a Stretch Studio? Here’s What You Need to Know About This Growing Fitness Trend," 24 Feb. 2019 In a video posted to Twitter by a fellow classmate, three police officers are seen speaking with Moss at the back of the lecture hall. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "A white professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class," 14 Nov. 2018 Meanwhile, deputies searched the area around the family's home with drones and infrared equipment and talked to Jayme's friends and middle school classmates, hoping to develop some leads. Fox News, "Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway," 16 Oct. 2018 There's the remarkably mature over-achiever, two years younger than her classmates, who's just learning her first inklings of humility (in part by losing in these competitions). John Timmer, Ars Technica, "See Science Fair even if you’ve never entered one in your life," 16 Sep. 2018 The duo’s connection is tested when Remy learns Pup’s been bullying a classmate: a boy who likes to paint his nails. James Hebert,, "In the wings: Southern California playwrights go 'Out on a Limb' again," 11 July 2018 This classmate, like Lela’s physicians, had seen obvious symptoms of a disease but missed the diagnosis because the patient’s race didn’t fit what they had been taught to envisage. Jennifer W. Tsai, STAT, "You can’t tell a book by its cover — or a disease by Drake’s race," 11 July 2018 Giovanna Cantone, the mother of one of Cruz's former classmates, was in line. Nicholas Nehamas And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "‘I can go shoot them.’ Another threat from Parkland school shooter went ignored.," 11 July 2018 Now the Williams College classmates — both raised in Connecticut and both 44 years old — are ones to watch in the first midterm election of the Trump presidency and perhaps beyond. Neil Vigdor,, "College Suitemates: Chris Murphy And Walker Stapleton, GOP Nominee For Colorado Governor," 29 June 2018

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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 How to pronounce classmate (audio) \

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

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