\ frə, ˈfrō How to pronounce fro (audio) \

Definition of fro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal British

fro

adverb
\ ˈfrō How to pronounce fro (audio) \

Definition of fro (Entry 2 of 2)

: back, away used in the phrase to and fro

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for fro

Synonyms: Adverb

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fro

Time Traveler for fro

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for fro

Cite this Entry

“Fro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fro. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fro

fro

adverb
\ ˈfrō How to pronounce fro (audio) \

Kids Definition of fro

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fro

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for fro

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with fro

Spanish Central: Translation of fro

Comments on fro

What made you want to look up fro? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!