- (unstressed) enPR: frəm, IPA: /fɹəm/
- With the source or provenance of or at.
- This wine comes from France.
- I got a letter from my brother.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. […]. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
- With the origin, starting point or initial reference of or at.
- He had books piled from floor to ceiling.
- He left yesterday from Chicago.
- Face away from the wall!
- (mathematics, rare) Denoting a subtraction operation.
- 20 from 31 leaves 11.
- Beginning at (a point in time).
- The program goes from 8 to 10.
- Used to indicate the beginning point on a range or scale.
- Rate your pain from 1 to 10.
- Used to indicate a vast array or gamma of conceptual variations.
- You can study anything from math to literature.
- Originating at (a year, time, etc.).
- This manuscript is from the 1980s.
- With the separation, exclusion, removal or differentiation of.
- An umbrella protects from the sun.
- He knows right from wrong.
- The general was ousted from power.
- With reference to the location of a speaker or observer.
- It's hard to tell from here.
- Produced with or out of.
- It's made from pure gold.
- Used to indicate causation; because of, as a result of.
- Too many people die from breast cancer.
- Used to indicate a source of information or judgement.
- You can't get all your news from the Internet.
- French: de, dans, sur
- German: von (from someone), aus (from somewhere)
- Italian: da, di
- Portuguese: de
- Russian: из
- Spanish: de