Meaning of FROM in English

FROM

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfrəm, ˈfräm also ]

fəm preposition

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English from, fram; akin to Old High German fram, adverb, forth, away, Old English faran to go — more at fare

Date: before 12th century

1.

a. — used as a function word to indicate a starting point of a physical movement or a starting point in measuring or reckoning or in a statement of limits

came here from the city

a week from today

cost from $5 to $10

b. — used as a function word to indicate the starting or focal point of an activity

called me from a pay phone

ran a business from her home

2. — used as a function word to indicate physical separation or an act or condition of removal, abstention, exclusion, release, subtraction, or differentiation

protection from the sun

relief from anxiety

3. — used as a function word to indicate the source, cause, agent, or basis

we conclude from this

a call from my lawyer

inherited a love of music from his father

worked hard from necessity

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