Definitions of From

  1. 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.
  2. Out of; away; since; noting source or beginning, distance, absence, and departure.
  3. Out of the neighborhood of: lessening or losing proximity to: leaving behind: by reason of: out of: by aid of: denoting source, beginning, distance, absence, privation, or departure, sometimes literally and sometimes figuratively: the antithesis and correlative of from is to; as, it is 20 miles from the one place to the other; he took a knife from his pocket; light emanates from the sun; separate the sheep from the goats; we all come from Adam; matters are getting from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends upon the spirit from which it proceeds; I judge of him from my personal knowledge. From sometimes is equivalent to away from, remote from, in the sense of inconsistent with. " Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing."– Shak. It is joined with adverbs and prepositions; as, from above from below the bridge- from the part of locality above, from the part or locality below the bridge. In certain cases the preposition from is less logically placed before an adverb which it does not govern, but which belongs to some verb in the sentence; as in the phrases from forth, from out.
  4. Out of; away; by reason of.
  5. Out of; starting at; beginning with; after.
  6. In a relation of contrast with; as from grave to gay.
  7. Having as a cause or origin; by means of; due to.
  8. Away; out of; by reason of. From above; Gay; full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; boneath, from a place or region below; from below, from a lower place; from behind, from a place or position in the rear; from far, from a distant place; from high, from on high, from a high place, from an upper region, or from heaven; from where, from which place; from within, from the interior or inside; from without, from the outside, from abroad.
  9. Away; out of; denoting distance in space or time; generally denoting separation, removal, or departure: in the following phrases- from above; from afar; from beneath; from behind; from hence, thence, or whence,- the construction may be frequently considered as a preposition and its case: the following phrases - from amidst; from among; from beneath; from beyond; from forth; from off; from out; from out of; from under; from within,- are simply prepositional phrases, and as such followed by an objective case.

Usage examples for From

  1. From what you say we should very much like to know him. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. Of course it was from Roland. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  3. They could work out from that. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  4. Would yuh mind hangin' on to him till I come back from where I'm goin'? – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  5. She could not get away from him. – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum
  6. I shut the thought from my mind. – The Plotters by Alexander Blade
  7. " It's from them all," she said. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  8. 1411. Who did you ask it from – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. And where's it going to come from – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  10. From time to time I would ask her, " Can you see them?" – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  11. You will hear from me. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  12. And what is it that you know from Haneemar? – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  13. From here we could see a long way. – When Buffalo Ran by George Bird Grinnell
  14. From that day Sandy knew that Treadwell must go away. – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  15. But he turned from me to the men. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  16. But how are we to get away from here? – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  17. You can't get away from me, so you might as well. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  18. Have you heard from Bolivick? – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  19. You are sure this is from Miss Van Allen? – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. Do you mean, away from up there? – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington