from
Pronunciation
    • (RP) IPA: /fɹɒm/
    • (GA, Canada) enPR: frŭm, IPA: /fɹʌm/
    • (AU, New Zealand) IPA: /fɹɔm/, /fɹɒm/
  • (unstressed) enPR: frəm, IPA: /fɹəm/

Preposition
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. (mathematics, rare) Denoting a subtraction operation.
    20 from 31 leaves 11.
  4. Beginning at (a point in time).
    The program goes from 8 to 10.
  5. Used to indicate the beginning point on a range or scale.
    Rate your pain from 1 to 10.
  6. Used to indicate a vast array or gamma of conceptual variations.
    You can study anything from math to literature.
  7. Originating at (a year, time, etc.).
    This manuscript is from the 1980s.
  8. 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.
  9. With reference to the location of a speaker or observer.
    It's hard to tell from here.
  10. Produced with or out of.
    It's made from pure gold.
  11. Used to indicate causation; because of, as a result of.
    Too many people die from breast cancer.
  12. Used to indicate a source of information or judgement.
    You can't get all your news from the Internet.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: de, dans, sur
  • German: von (from someone), aus (from somewhere)
  • Italian: da, di
  • Portuguese: de
  • Russian: из
  • Spanish: de
Translations Translations


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