"from" Definition

  1. prep. Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.

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Position in dictionary: 40053 of 111710 words.
Word Type: prep.,
Words that start with "from": 3
Words that end with "from": 4
Words that contain "from": 8
Next words in dictionary: fromward, fromwards, fron'tated, frond, frondation
Previous words in dictionary: frolicsome, frolicly, frolicky, frolicking, frolicked

English Dictionary Definition of from

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