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Webster 1913 Edition


Fro

Fro

(frō)
,
adv.
[OE.
fra
,
fro
, adv. & prep., Icel.
frā
, akin to Dan.
fra
from, E.
from
. See
From
.]
From; away; back or backward; – now used only in opposition to the word to, in the phrase to and fro, that is, to and from. See
To and fro
under
To
.
Milton.

Fro

,
p
rep.
From.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fro

FRO

,
adv.
[In some languages it is a prefix, having the force of a negative.]
From; away; back or backward; as in the phrase, to and fro, that is, to and from, forward or toward and backward, hither and thither.

Definition 2022


Fro

Fro

See also: fro, FRO, fró, frö, frø, and 'fro

Low German

Alternative forms

Noun

Fro f (plural Froons or Froonslüüd)

  1. woman (female human)
  2. wife (i.e. Fro can be short for Ehfro)

Synonyms

  • Ehfro
  • Frominsch
  • Froonsminsch
  • Frugensminsch
  • Fruminsch
  • Fruunsminsch
  • Ollsch
  • Oolsch
  • Wief

Antonyms

  • Ehmann
  • Mann
  • Mannsminsch

Related terms


Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German frāga. Cognate with German Frage, Dutch vraag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʀoː/
    • Rhymes: -oː

Noun

Fro f (plural Froen)

  1. question

Related terms

fro

fro

See also: Fro, FRO, fró, frø, frö, and 'fro

English

Alternative forms

Adverb

fro (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) From; away; back or backward. In modern English used only in the set phrase to and fro ("back and forth").
Derived terms

Etymology 2

A shortening of afro.

Noun

fro (plural fros)

  1. (slang) An afro (hairstyle).

Anagrams


Lojban

Rafsi

fro

  1. rafsi of forca.

Luxembourgish

Verb

fro

  1. second-person singular imperative of froen

Middle English

Adverb

fro

  1. from

Norman

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French froc (frock, a monk's gown or habit), from Frankish *hrokk (robe, tunic), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz (robe, garment, cowl), variant of *rukkaz (upper garment, smock, shirt), from Proto-Indo-European *rug(')- (upper clothes, shirt).

Pronunciation

  • (Jersey)

Noun

fro m (plural frocs)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dress

Synonyms


Novial

Preposition

fro

  1. from

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *frawaz, whence also Old Norse frár (swift).

Adjective

frō (comparative frōworo, superlative frōwost)

  1. glad

Declension



Welsh

Noun

fro

  1. Soft mutation of bro.