Pronunciation: (frum, from; unstressed frum),[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.