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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