W1S1 [frəm strong frɔm $ frəm strong frʌm, fra:m] prep
1¦(where somebody/something starts)¦
2¦(distance away)¦
3¦(when something starts)¦
4¦(original condition)¦
5 from place to place/house to house etc
6 from day to day/from minute to minute etc
7 vary/change etc from something to something
9¦(position when watching)¦
10¦(being removed)¦
13¦(sent/given by somebody)¦
14¦(place of birth/work)¦
16¦(forming opinions)¦
17¦(made of something)¦
[: Old English;]
starting at a particular place or position
How do you get from here to Colchester?
an empire stretching from Syria to Spain
The hotel is on the main road from Newport.
Ernest twice ran away from home.
used when talking about the distance between places or people to mention one of the places or people
We live about five miles from Boston.
a large Victorian house only fifty yards from my workplace
He was standing only a few feet away from me.
starting at a particular time
He'll be here tomorrow from about seven o'clock onwards.
We're going to tell her on her birthday - that's two weeks from today.
From now on, I will only be working in the mornings.
housewives who work from morning to night (=without stopping)
used to say what condition or situation something is in before it changes
translating from French into English
When she arrived, things just went from bad to worse (=got even worse) !
5.) from place to place/house to house etc
to a number of places
She went from house to house asking if anyone had seen the child.
6.) from day to day/from minute to minute etc
used to say that something continues or keeps changing
My health is improving from day to day.
7.) vary/change etc from sth to sth
to change or be different according to the person, situation, time etc involved
The treatment will vary from patient to patient.
8.) ¦(RANGE)¦
used to mention the two ends of a range
from sth to sth
Prices range from £10,000 to over £100,000.
a place where you can buy anything from a handgun to a rocket launcher
used to say where someone is when they see or watch something
From the top of the hill, you can see for miles.
There's a man watching us from behind that fence.
used to say where something is before it is removed
She pulled her chair away from her desk.
Philip snatched the book from my hand.
He took a knife from his pocket.
Subtract three from fifteen.
11.) ¦(ABSENT)¦
used to say where someone would normally be, when they are not there
The boy's absence from class has been noted.
I have a brother, but he's away from home at present.
12.) ¦(ORIGIN)¦
used to say where something was or who had it before you obtained it
I got the idea from Colin.
Do you know where the information came from?
Gray caught smallpox from his nephew.
I'll show you a short extract from one of our training videos.
We usually buy our cheese from a shop in the market.
You have to choose the right answer from a list.
used to say who sends or gives something
He had received a bill for nineteen dollars from St Peter's hospital.
I had a phone call from John.
You need to get permission from the owner.
with lots of love from Elaine (=used at the end of a letter or on a card)
used to say where someone was born, where they live, or where they work
We invited speakers from all the regions.
Students from all faculties will have access to the machines.
There's a man from the tax office on the phone.
I'm from Yorkshire (=I was born in Yorkshire) .
15.) ¦(CAUSE)¦
used to state the cause of something
mothers who are exhausted from all the sleepless nights
Death rates from accidents have been on the increase.
a patient suffering from stomach pains
The community benefits from having an excellent health service.
a) used to say what made you form a particular opinion
From what I've read, the company seems to be in difficulties.
It's obvious from a quick glance that the plan has changed dramatically.
b) used to say how a subject is being considered
These changes are ideal from my point of view.
We have spent a lot of time looking at the problem from all angles.
used to say what substance is used to make something
Bread is made from flour, water, and yeast.
a cabinet constructed from chipboard
18.) ¦(PREVENTED)¦
used to say what is prevented or forbidden
from doing sth
These problems have prevented me from completing the work.
people who have been disqualified from driving
Tourist coaches will be banned from entering the city centre.
19.) ¦(HARM)¦
used to mention something bad that you do not want to affect someone or something
ways of protecting yourself from attack
I will keep you safe from harm.
used when you are comparing things or people to mention one of the things or people
She's quite different from her sister.
Our two cats are so alike, I can never tell one from the other.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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