classmate

noun
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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After the new school assured him his child would not have to worry each day about being assaulted by his classmates, he was sold. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Obama’s Racial Preferences Made Schools Dangerous," 25 Dec. 2018 Rory, a young boy on the autistic spectrum, is bullied by his classmates in an early scene, much like an overweight Monster Squad member is in Black’s 1987 film. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "With Predator in theaters, it’s the perfect time to revisit The Monster Squad," 14 Sep. 2018 Mayo, and some of her classmates, attended the state-wide contest that begins at the Regional UIL level with more than 100,000 students competing in band, choir, and orchestra events. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "LHS singer Mayo named Outstanding Performer at state contest," 4 July 2018 The fictional biography includes Castle being bullied by classmates for being deaf and mute. Washington Post, "Agreement reached to end children’s book infringement case," 27 June 2018 Grab, co-founded by Harvard Business School classmates Anthony Tan and Hooi Ling Tan, operates in eight Southeast Asian markets and dominates ride-hailing in the region with daily orders of over 6 million. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Alibaba v. Tencent: Taking the Fight to Southeast Asia," 21 June 2018 Cheyenne Martin, a 19-year-old student at Georgetown University, described being ridiculed by classmates for her desire to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency one day. Author: Astead W. Herndon, Anchorage Daily News, "Trumpism finds a safe space at a conservative women's conference," 18 June 2018 Cheyenne Martin, a 19-year-old student at Georgetown University, described being ridiculed by classmates for her desire to lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency one day. New York Times, BostonGlobe.com, "Conservative women’s conference is a refuge for Trump’s fans," 17 June 2018 Be on alert for anonymous comments placed by jealous classmates. Gerald Bradshaw, Post-Tribune, "Summer is a key time for research on what college to attend," 7 June 2018

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1713, in the meaning defined above

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classmate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of classmate

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

classmate

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

Kids Definition of classmate

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

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