[th air-fruhm, -from]


from that place, thing, etc.

Origin of therefrom

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at there, from Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for therefrom

Historical Examples of therefrom

  • Proceeding thus from the apex, we come to stars at a distance of 90° therefrom.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • Therefrom he extracted a necklace of diamonds set in platinum.

  • Therefrom for all the strangers / was mickle sorrow yet in store.

  • Therefrom she took twelve armbands / and drew them o'er his hand.

  • If no one dared to drive them therefrom, they should at least be constrained to leave it by hunger.

British Dictionary definitions for therefrom



archaic from that or therethe roads that lead therefrom
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Word Origin and History for therefrom

mid-13c., there from. One word from 17c.; see there + from.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper