Definition of classmate in US English:

classmate

noun

  • A fellow member of a class at school or college.

    • ‘She continued on despite the obvious lack of attention in my fellow classmates.’
    • ‘I was invited to a house party by a female Canadian classmate.’
    • ‘You were a shy man, and only met my mother, a college classmate, when you tried to sell her a slide-rule.’
    • ‘When they looked up from their guitars, they saw the smiling, admiring faces of their grade seven classmates.’
    • ‘Notably, parental monitoring and classmate support reduced runaway risk and friend relationship increased it.’
    • ‘She jumped in surprise and heard her classmates snickering.’
    • ‘He didn't need to listen to his college classmates ask the professor pointless questions.’
    • ‘The custom ranges from puppy love cards given to kindergarten classmates to diamond earrings presented by husbands to their wives.’
    • ‘The students must also write a essay about a section of the bill of rights and also conduct a formal debate against fellow classmates.’
    • ‘Two of my son's classmates lost their parents.’
    • ‘As a college student, he was always willing to help fellow classmates get through their exams.’
    • ‘During the rest of the class time they sat next to each other watching their fellow classmate's scenes.’
    • ‘The problem is that most of my male classmates have become very judgmental towards my dressing style.’
    • ‘In silence, both girls finish getting dressed and go outside to join their classmates.’
    • ‘Her classmates taunt and tease her but eventually she becomes a major celebrity.’
    • ‘He was explaining photosynthesis to kindergarten classmates at 5.’
    • ‘Since there are so few of them, they tend to know their brethren on other teams as they would a college classmate.’
    • ‘Joshua decided he wanted to join his classmates for a spot of gymnastics.’
    • ‘All eyes were on her as several of her classmates snickered.’
    • ‘One of the men she met was a former high school classmate who left school early.’
    companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate
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Pronunciation

classmate

/ˈklasˌmāt//ˈklæsˌmeɪt/