Meaning of “classmate” in the English Dictionary

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"classmate" in British English

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classmatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɑːs.meɪt/ us /ˈklæs.meɪt/

Examples from literature

  • She wrote a song against cyberbullying, and she sang it with other classmates in an educational program for her school. 
  • The bully had a lot of power over his classmates. 
  • His classmates began to call him "old know-it-all." 
  • Julia and one of Peter's classmates were just behind us. 
  • Miriam and her three particular friends were carefully avoided by their classmates. 
  • My friend and classmate, George H. Thomas, was there, in command of a brigade in the leading division. 
  • The two were intimate at that time,—they had been classmates—and saw a great deal of each other. 

(Definition of “classmate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"classmate" in American English

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classmatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈklæsˌmeɪt/

someone who is in the same class as you in school:

Trish is taller than most of her classmates.

(Definition of “classmate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)