from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A schoolmate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One educated at the same school; an associate in school; a schoolmate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One bred at the same school; an associate in school.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who goes to the same school; a schoolmate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an acquaintance that you go to school with


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  • Friend and schoolfellow of Victor and Elizabeth from childhood; murdered by the Creature.

    Henry Clerval

  • Your favourite schoolfellow, Louis Manoir, has suffered several misfortunes since the departure of Clerval from

    Chapter 6

  • C — — —, an old schoolfellow, captain of the ship by which

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • I met my old schoolfellow, the captain of the “Palm Tree.”

    Pillars of Society

  • And I cannot help avowing that this was the first occasion on which I really did justice to the clear head, and the plain, patient, practical good sense, of my old schoolfellow.

    David Copperfield

  • Caleb sat next his daughter; Dot and her old schoolfellow were side by side; the good Carrier took care of the bottom of the table.

    The Cricket on the Hearth

  • ‘In case you do,’ said I, ‘pray say that I am sorry he was not here today, as an old schoolfellow of his was here.’

    David Copperfield

  • After I had written to my aunt and told her of my fortunate meeting with my admired old schoolfellow, and my acceptance of his invitation, we went out in a hackney – chariot, and saw a Panorama and some other sights, and took

    David Copperfield

  • Having obtained from this clerk a direction to the academic grove in question, I set out, the same afternoon, to visit my old schoolfellow.

    David Copperfield

  • I made my way to Mr. Waterbrook, and said, that I believed I had the pleasure of seeing an old schoolfellow there.

    David Copperfield


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  • "I am at a children’s party, given by the wife of an Indian officer whose children were schoolfellows of mine. I am only six years of age, but have attended a private school for over a year, and have already learned that China is a heathen country, being civilized by England. However, for the time being, I am a merry romping child."

    - Sui Sin Far, 'Leaves from the mental portfolio of an Eurasian', 1890.

    November 28, 2008