Meaning of “from” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk strong /frɒm/ weak /frəm/
Extra Examples
Our opening hours are from 8 to 6.The course will run from October 19 to November 13, inclusive.The book describes his rapid ascent from truck driver to film star.They're widening the road from two to three lanes.Many birds migrate from Europe to African forests for the winter.

A1 used to show the place, time, or level that someone or something started at:

Did you walk all the way from Bond Street?
The museum is open from 9.30 to 6.00, Tuesday to Sunday.
Prices start from $5,595.

A1 used to say where someone was born, or where someone lives or works:

His mother's originally from Poland.
Our speaker tonight is from the BBC.

A1 used to say how far away something is:

The hotel is about 15 kilometres from the coast.

A1 used to say who gave or sent something to someone:

Have you received a Christmas card from Faye yet?
What beautiful flowers! Who are they from?

If you take something from a person, place, or amount, you take it away:

Two from ten leaves eight.
We had to borrow some money from my father to pay the bill.
He took a knife from the drawer.

A1 used to say where something was produced or grown:

These vegetables are fresh from the garden.

A2 used to say what something is made of:

juice made from oranges

B2 used to show something that you want to avoid or prevent:

There's a bar across the front to prevent you from falling out.

B2 used to show where you are when you look at something or how you see something:

The view from the top was absolutely breathtaking.
From the company's point of view, this is an excellent opportunity.

used to say why you think or believe something:

I guessed from her accent that she must be French.
From what I've heard, the new exam is going to be a lot more difficult.

B2 used to say what causes something:

Deaths from heart disease continue to rise every year.

B1 used when you are saying how similar or different two things, people, or places are:

College is very different from school.
a week/six months/ten years, etc from now

a week/six months/ten years, etc after the time when you are speaking:

Who knows what we'll all be doing five years from now?
from now/then, etc on

starting now/then, etc and continuing into the future:

They were good friends from that day on.

(Definition of “from” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)