school·​mate | \ ˈskül-ˌmāt How to pronounce schoolmate (audio) \

Definition of schoolmate

: a companion at school

Examples of schoolmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a court filing, ATF agent Nathan Boyer said a tipster identified Robinson as a schoolmate of her son. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Protest updates: UNLV tears down Confederate-themed statue; Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn dismiss systemic racism; Richmond police chief out," 17 June 2020 After an awkward meet-cute on campus, Euphoria's Jacob Elordi as college freshman Chris strikes a relationship with a schoolmate played by Riverdale's Tiera Skovbye in the trailer for the upcoming film 2 Hearts. Omar Sanchez,, "Euphoria star Jacob Elordi and Tiera Skovbye find love in 2 Hearts trailer," 16 June 2020 Most are children, and the pain of losing 14 schoolmates and three educators is still raw. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "So, what are the rules of engagement with the Parkland teens?," 4 Apr. 2018 Familiar statistics on these dismal trends take on fresh urgency when juxtaposed with photos of Kristof’s schoolmates who are now homeless or dead. Sarah Smarsh, New York Times, "Chronicling a Community, and a Country, in Economic Crisis," 10 Jan. 2020 But after his return from the war, Lauren Bacall, an old schoolmate, got him the screen test that led to his first film role, opposite Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946). Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Remembering Kirk Douglas, One of the Last Surviving Links to Old Hollywood," 5 Feb. 2020 Set in Dublin in 1982, the musical follows 16-year-old Conor and his schoolmates, who turn to music to escape the troubles surrounding them at home. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Sing Street to transfer to Broadway this spring," 8 Jan. 2020 On March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was sitting on a totally full bus in Montgomery, Ala., when the driver asked her and three black schoolmates give up the whole row so that a white woman could sit. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "'I Was Not Going to Stand.' Rosa Parks Predecessors Recall Their History-Making Acts of Resistance," 2 Mar. 2020 There was also a classroom reading swap, where older students came down to the primary grade classrooms to share their love of reading with their schoolmates. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "North Royalton’s first-ever brewery is open for business: Talk of the Towns," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of schoolmate

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Schoolmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolmate

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


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: a fellow student

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