Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

from - thesaurus entry

 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

preposition
  1. 2
    used for stating someone's/something's origin
    1. b.
      used for stating the place where something was made

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

    2. c.
      used for stating what something was originally a part of

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

  2. 3
    starting at a particular point and moving away
    1. b.
      starting at a particular time and continuing

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

    2. c.
      starting at a particular age and continuing

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

    3. d.
      starting at one amount and increasing or becoming less

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

  3. 4
    used for stating where someone or something is removed from
    1. b.
  4. 7
    used for stating one end of a range of things

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

  5. 10
    used for stating where someone is when they see, hear, or do something

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

  6. 11
    used for stating what substance has been used for making something

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

  7. 14
    used for stating what has been prevented or protected against

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of from

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog