- frome (obsolete)
From Middle English from (“from”), from Old English from, fram (“forward, from”), from Proto-West Germanic *fram, from Proto-Germanic *fram (“forward, from, away”). Cognate with Old Saxon fram (“from”) and Old High German fram (“from”), Danish frem (“forth, forward”), Danish fra (“from”), Swedish fram (“forth, forward”), Swedish från (“from”), Norwegian Nynorsk fram (“forward”), Norwegian Nynorsk frå (“from”), Icelandic fram (“forward, on”), Icelandic frá (“from”), Albanian pre, prej. More at fro.
- (Received Pronunciation, General Australian, New Zealand) IPA(key): /fɹɒm/
- (General American, Canada) enPR: frŭm, IPA(key): /fɹʌm/
- (unstressed) enPR: frəm, IPA(key): /fɹəm/
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- Rhymes: -ɒm, -ʌm
- Used to indicate source or provenance.
- Paul is from New Zealand.
- I got a letter from my brother.
- You can't get all your news from the Internet.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], →OCLC:
- 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.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
- 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
- Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
- Originating at (a year, time, etc.)
- This manuscript is from the 1980s.
- Used to indicate a starting point or initial reference.
- He had books piled from floor to ceiling.
- He departed yesterday from Chicago.
- This figure has been changed from a one to a seven.
- Face away from the wall!
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.
- Indicating a starting point in time.
- The working day runs from 9 am to 5 pm.
- Tickets are available from 17th July.
- Indicating a starting point on a range or scale.
- Rate your pain from 1 to 10.
- Start counting from 1.
- Indicating a starting point on an array or gamut of conceptual variations.
- You can study anything from math to literature.
- With reference to the location or position of a speaker or other observer or vantage point.
- It's hard to tell from here.
- Try to see it from his point of view.
- The bomb went off just 100 yards from where they were standing.
- From the top of the lighthouse you can just see the mainland.
- (MLE) Indicates a starting state of the predicament of the subject. Synonym of since being
- I’ve been doing this from pickney.
- 2021 August 17, TStackz & Kapz (lyrics and music), “BGB”, 1:01–1:03:
- I’ve been a bad boy from a little youth.
- Indicating removal or separation.
- After twenty minutes, remove the cake from the oven.
- The general was ousted from power.
- (mathematics, chiefly Britain, not in formal use) Denoting a subtraction operation.
- 20 from 31 leaves 11.
- Indicating exclusion.
- She was barred from entering.
- A parasol protects from the sun.
- Indicating differentiation.
- Your opinions differ from mine.
- He knows right from wrong.
- 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
- Produced with or out of (a substance or material).
- It's made from pure gold.
- Used to indicate causation; because of, as a result of.
- Too many people die from breast cancer.
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From Middle Low German vrome, from Proto-Germanic *frumô, related to German fromm, Dutch vroom (“pious”). In Old Saxon and Old High German, it is a noun meaning "use, benefit", but later it is used as an adjective.
from (neuter fromt, plural and definite singular attributive fromme)
|Inflection of from|
|1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.|
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
from (emphatic fromsa)
- Alternative form of faram (“along with me, beside me; in addition to me; as good as me”)
- Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977), “from”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
From Old English from, fram and Old Norse frá, both from Proto-Germanic *fram.
- Synonym: fra
- c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, lines 15-16:
- And specially from every shires ende / Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
- And specially from every shire's end / Of England they to Canterbury went,
- “from, prep.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
Of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *framaz (“forward, prominent”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forth”).
Cognate with Old High German fruma (German fromm, Yiddish פֿרום (frum)), Middle Dutch vrōme (Dutch vroom), Old Norse framr.
Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *frumô, related to Dutch vroom (“pious”).
From Old Swedish fromber, from Middle Low German vrome, from Proto-Germanic *frumô, related to Dutch vroom (“pious”).
from (comparative frommare, superlative frommast)
- pious; being religious in a quiet and serious way
- en from stiftelse ― a charitable foundation, a charity
|Inflection of from|
|1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.|
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
- (pious): andaktsfull, gudfruktig
- (charitable): allmännyttig, välgörande