Meaning of from

from

Pronunciation: (frum, from unstressed fr&schwam), [key]
— prep.
  1. (used to specify a starting point in spatial movement): a train running west from Chicago.
  2. (used to specify a starting point in an expression of limits): The number of stores will be increased from 25 to 30.
  3. (used to express removal or separation, as in space, time, or order): two miles from shore; 30 minutes from now; from one page to the next.
  4. (used to express discrimination or distinction): to be excluded from membership; to differ from one's father.
  5. (used to indicate source or origin): to come from the Midwest; to take a pencil from one's pocket.
  6. (used to indicate agent or instrumentality): death from starvation.
  7. (used to indicate cause or reason): From the evidence, he must be guilty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.