from 英 [frəm] 美 [frʌm]
- prep. 来自，从；由于；今后
1. Where are you from? I'm from Italy.
2. a letter from my brother
3. He was blind from birth.
4. Steel is made from iron.
5. She saved him from drowning.
6. We all benefited from his success.
7. Things have gone from bad to worse.
8. From now on you can work on your own.
- from (prep., adv.) Old English fram, preposition denoting departure or movement away in time or space, from Proto-Germanic *fra "forward, away from" (source also of Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic fram "from, away," Old Norse fra "from," fram "forward"), from PIE *pro-mo-, suffixed form of *pro (see pro-), extended form of root *per- (1) "forward." The Germanic sense of "moving away" apparently evolved from the notion of "forward motion." It is related to Old English fram "forward; bold; strong," and fremian "promote, accomplish" (see frame (v.)).