\ ˈfrəm , 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

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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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 , 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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