school·​mate | \ˈskül-ˌmāt \

Definition of schoolmate 

: a companion at school

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But the younger Saarinen, considered by schoolmates at Cranbrook to lack the natural confidence of his father, would allay some of that self-concern with a relentless drive. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design," 8 Nov. 2018 Buy Photo The best part might have been when Aaron DiClaudio and Haley Burkert walked along the fence, smiles as wide as the football field, and high-fived two dozen of their Delsea schoolmates after competing in the long jump. Phil Anastasia,, "Unified Sports brings out best in everybody | Phil Anastasia," 27 Apr. 2018 Like neighbors could, or friends, schoolmates, former employees or co-workers that could come and do this to you. Howard Reich,, "Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories," 13 July 2018 In most cases, those who knew were other kids — friends, schoolmates, siblings, and others. Erahm Christopher, Washington Post, "Why do school shootings keep happening? We need to listen.," 20 May 2018 With funding from the Times and from Smith College, Obaid-Chinoy returned to Karachi that summer and put together a production team; her partner was a schoolmate, Mohammad Ali Naqvi, who had taken film classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "An Activist-Filmmaker Tackles Patriarchy in Pakistan," 6 Feb. 2016 Also in attendance will be the six friends and family members invited to be Louis’s godparents, including several long-time family friends and schoolmates, and Kate’s cousin, Lucy Middleton. Melissa Locker, Time, "Here's One Royal Tradition You Won't Be Following. Everyone’s Eating 7-Year-Old Cake at Prince Louis’s Christening," 9 July 2018 Eleven-year-old Serenity Withers and her schoolmates have lived a nomadic existence at Bridge Boston Charter School over the last five years as the school bounced from one lackluster building to another. James Vaznis,, "Building boom at Boston charter schools outpaces that at other city schools," 11 June 2018 Standing in the alley with Lee and two schoolmates on Friday, Lauryn stood back, surveying her canvas. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "‘Make sure more faces won’t be added to this mural’: 16-year-old memorializes slain D.C. teens," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of schoolmate

1563, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolmate

: someone who goes to or went to the same school as you


school·​mate | \ˈskül-ˌmāt \

Kids Definition of schoolmate

: a fellow student

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