UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations strong: /ˈfrɒm/, weak: /frəm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/frʌm, frɑm; unstressed frəm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(frum, from; unstressed frəm)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
from /frʌm, frɑm; unstressed frəm/USA pronunciation   prep. 
  1. (used to specify a starting point in space or time):a train running west from Chicago; from six o'clock to ten o'clock.
  2. (used to specify a starting point in an expression of limits or amounts):The number will be increased from 25 to 30.
  3. (used to express the idea of being removed or separated):The house is two miles from the shore.
  4. (used to express discrimination or separation into different kinds):excluded from membership in that private club.
  5. (used to indicate the source or origin):My wife comes from the Midwest.
  6. (used to indicate agent, means, cause, or reason):Death was from starvation.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
from  (frum, from; unstressed frəm),USA pronunciation prep. 
  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.
  • bef. 950; Middle English; Old English, variant of fram from (preposition), forward (adverb, adverbial); cognate with Gothic fram, Old Norse frā (see fro), fram (adverb, adverbial)

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
from /frɒm; (unstressed) frəm/ prep
  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
Etymology: Old English fram; related to Old Norse frā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic fram from, Greek promos foremost
'from' also found in these entries:

Forum discussions with the word(s) "from" in the title:

Look up "from" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "from" at

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | Romanian | German | Dutch | Swedish | Russian | Polish | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic


Report an inappropriate ad.