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[fruhm, from; unstressed fruh m] /frʌm, frɒm; unstressed frəm/
preposition
1.
(used to specify a starting point in spatial movement):
a train running west from Chicago.
2.
(used to specify a starting point in an expression of limits):
The number of stores will be increased from 25 to 30.
3.
(used to express removal or separation, as in space, time, or order):
two miles from shore; 30 minutes from now; from one page to the next.
4.
(used to express discrimination or distinction):
to be excluded from membership; to differ from one's father.
5.
(used to indicate source or origin):
to come from the Midwest; to take a pencil from one's pocket.
6.
(used to indicate agent or instrumentality):
death from starvation.
7.
(used to indicate cause or reason):
From the evidence, he must be guilty.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English, variant of fram from (preposition), forward (adv.); cognate with Gothic fram, Old Norse frā (see fro), fram (adv.)
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British Dictionary definitions for from

from

/frɒm; unstressed frəm/
preposition
1.
used to indicate the original location, situation, etc from Paris to Rome, from behind the bushes, from childhood to adulthood
2.
in a period of time starting at he lived from 1910 to 1970
3.
used to indicate the distance between two things or places a hundred miles from here
4.
used to indicate a lower amount from five to fifty pounds
5.
showing the model of painted from life
6.
used with the gerund to mark prohibition, restraint, etc nothing prevents him from leaving
7.
because of exhausted from his walk
Word Origin
Old English fram; related to Old Norse frā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic fram from, Greek promos foremost
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Word Origin and History for from
from
O.E. fram, originally "forward movement, advancement," evolving into sense of "movement away," from P.Gmc. *fr- (cf. Goth. fram "from, away," O.N. fra "from," fram "forward"), corresponding to PIE *pr- (see pro).
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Related Abbreviations for from

FROM

  1. full range of motion
  2. full range of movement
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