from


from
/frum, from/; unstressed /freuhm/, 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; ME; OE, var. of fram from (prep.), forward (adv.); c. Goth fram, ON fra (see FRO), fram (adv.)]

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