\frə, ˈfrō\

Definition of fro 

(Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal British

: from

fro

adverb
\ˈfrō \

Definition of fro (Entry 2 of 2)

: back, away used in the phrase to and fro

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Synonyms for fro

Synonyms: Adverb

away, down, hence, off, out

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Examples of fro in a Sentence

Adverb

ferries carrying passengers to and fro

First Known Use of fro

Preposition

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fro

Preposition

Middle English, from Old Norse frā; akin to Old English fram from

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The first known use of fro was in the 13th century

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fro

adverb
\ˈfrō \

Kids Definition of fro

: in a direction away She nervously walked to and fro.

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