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frŭm, frŏm; frəm when unstressed
Used to indicate a specified place or time as a starting point.
Walked home from the station; from six o'clock on.
American Heritage
Beginning at (a point of departure as for motion, duration, or action)
Leaving from the station.
Webster's New World
At a certain distance away with respect to.
A mile from town.
Webster's New World
Starting with (the first of two named limits)
From noon to midnight.
Webster's New World
Used to indicate a source, cause, agent, or instrument.
A note from the teacher; taking a book from the shelf.
American Heritage
  • beginning with
  • out-of
  • in distinction to
  • starting from

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to From

  • from away

Origin of From

  • From Middle English from (“from”), from Old English from, fram (“forward, from”), from Proto-Germanic *fram (“forward, from, away”), from Proto-Indo-European *pr-, *pro-, *perəm-, *prom- (“forth, forward”), from *por- (“forward, through”). Cognate with Old Saxon fram (“from”) and Old High German fram (“from”), Danish frem (“forth, forward”), Danish fra (“from”), Swedish fram (“forth, forward”), Swedish från (“from”), Icelandic fram (“forward, on”), Icelandic frá (“from”), Albanian pre, prej. More at fro.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English fram forward, from per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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