class·mate | \-ˌmāt \

Definition of classmate 

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

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Founded by four Wharton classmates in 2010 trying to find a cheap and fast way to replace glasses, Warby Parker has grown into a company valued at around $1 billion. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Can Health Care Be Disrupted? Warby Parker Offers a Clue," 6 July 2018 The former was the brainchild of three Georgetown classmates, while Junzi’s team met at Yale. Mary Wang, Vogue, "Could This Restaurant Be the Sweetgreen of Chinese Food?," 26 June 2018 The two then share an emotional embrace in front of Tyler’s 336 classmates as those in attendance cheer on the sweet moment. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Army Dad Flies Home from Overseas to Surprise 'Emotional' Son at High School Graduation," 15 June 2018 The two former high school classmates from tiny Sandpoint were convinced a small bloc of obstructionists has ignored a broad consensus that something must be done. Mark Z. Barabak,, "Obamacare used to be political poison for Democrats. Now they see it as a winning prescription — even in red states," 11 June 2018 The policy follows a January shooting in which a student, Gabe Parker, is accused of killing two 15-year-old classmates and wounding 14 others at the county's high school. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Marshall County school district bans backpacks after school shooting," 7 June 2018 One classmate, 13-year-old Ella Whistler, was shot in the chest and airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children in critical condition. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: As Noblesville hero Jason Seaman heals, a community heals with him," 28 May 2018 Rodriguez and three classmates pushed for those changes during a Friday news conference in Houston, the first public event organized by students who put together the March for Our Lives Houston rally two months ago. Jacob Carpenter, Houston Chronicle, "Santa Fe students say ‘inaction is not an option’ after school shooting," 25 May 2018 Connor Breeden of Crestview High School discussed his plan within earshot of at least two classmates on Monday, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Tiffini Theisen,, "'Why not?' Florida 14-year-old says of threatening to shoot up school: report," 22 May 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 \

Kids Definition of classmate

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

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