Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “from”

from

preposition (CHANGE)    strong /frɒm/ US  /frɑːm/ weak /frəm/
B2 used to show a change in the state of someone or something: Things went from bad to worse . She has been promoted from deputy manager to senior manager . Since the success of her first play , she has gone from strength to strength (= her success has continued to increase ).ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently Grammar:FromFrom is a preposition.Grammar:Starting pointWe use from to show the time or point in time when something starts:Grammar:OriginWe use from to refer to the place where someone or something starts or originates:Grammar:FromtoWe use from … to to talk about ranges of different things:
(Definition of from preposition (CHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of from

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Changing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Changing and not changing topic area:

Definitions of “from” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gastronomy

the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More