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

Definition of fro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal British
: from

fro

adverb
\ ˈfrō How to pronounce fro (audio) \

Definition of fro (Entry 2 of 2)

: back, away used in the phrase to and fro

Synonyms for fro

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of fro in a Sentence

Adverb ferries carrying passengers to and fro
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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fro. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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fro

adverb
\ ˈfrō How to pronounce fro (audio) \

Kids Definition of fro

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

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