\ ˈfrəm How to pronounce from (audio) , ˈfräm also fəm \

Definition of from

1a used as a function word to indicate a starting point of a physical movement or a starting point in measuring or reckoning or in a statement of limits came here from the citya week from todaycost from $5 to $10
b used as a function word to indicate the starting or focal point of an activity called me from a pay phoneran a business from her home
2 used as a function word to indicate physical separation or an act or condition of removal, abstention, exclusion, release, subtraction, or differentiation protection from the sunrelief from anxiety
3 used as a function word to indicate the source, cause, agent, or basis we conclude from thisa call from my lawyerinherited a love of music from his fatherworked hard from necessity

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Recent Examples on the Web Though the greenway is across the river from Conner Prairie, the history museum owns much of the land. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 9 June 2021 The Milwaukee Health Department will be at the Deer District outside of Fiserv Forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday to vaccinate anyone there to watch the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game. Margaret Cahill, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2021 Whatever is unveiled in the next hour or two will be on Apple devices from the Fall. David Phelan, Forbes, 9 June 2021 In April alone, US Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 178,000 migrants, 44% of whom were from Central America. Melissa Mahtani, CNN, 8 June 2021 Tom Hiddleston as Loki is in midseason form from the beginning of that episode (the first of six in total, released weekly). Washington Post, 8 June 2021 In his interview with Lindsay, Harrison expressed sympathy for Kirkconnell and implied that the criticism directed against her was unfair because the photos were from the past. NBC News, 8 June 2021 Sills is originally from Jonesboro, Ark., which is home to the Arkansas State Wolves. Giana Han, al, 8 June 2021 This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Ally Hirschlag, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of from

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for from

Middle English, from Old English from, fram; akin to Old High German fram, adverb, forth, away, Old English faran to go — more at fare

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The first known use of from was before the 12th century

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11 Jun 2021

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“From.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of from

used to indicate the starting point of a physical movement or action
used to indicate the place that something comes out of
used to indicate the place where someone lives or was born
\ frəm How to pronounce from (audio) , ˈfrəm, ˈfräm \

Kids Definition of from

1 used to show a starting point a letter from homeSchool starts a week from today.He spoke from the heart.
2 used to show a point of separation The balloon escaped from her grasp.
3 used to show a material, source, or cause The doll was made from rags.The author read from his book.He's suffering from a cold.

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