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Fro

Fro may refer to:

  • "Fro", slang for Afro, a hairstyle in the form of a big puff
  • fro, the ISO 639 code for the language ''Old French
  • José Roel Lungay, a priest widely known as Fro (for Father Roel)
  • Fro, as in the phrase "to and fro" referring to back and forth
  • FRO Swedish Voluntary Radio organisation. Part of the Swedish civil defence.

FRO can refer to

  • a file format which is used by the SQL database on the Network Element
  • Fixed return option, American Stock Exchange's name for binary option
  • Faroe Islands
  • Frontline Ltd's New York Stock Exchange
  • Florø Airport's IATA airport code
  • Family responsibility office, in Ontario, Canada
  • Forest range officer, an officer in the State Forest Services of the Government of India
  • For Rednecks Only, the first enduro mountain biking sports team in Hungary
  • "For Record Only", used in caving surveys for recording the existence of a cave without thoroughly describing it
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fro

Fro \Fro\ (fr[=o]), adv. [OE. fra, fro, adv. & prep., Icel. fr[=a], 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

Fro \Fro\, prep. From. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

fro

adverb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
rocking to and fro
▪ She covered her face, rocking to and fro in her grief.
to and fro
to and fro
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Of course you could also be looking for work at home, where the ability to travel to and fro is immaterial.
▪ On the first Sunday in May, he attended services at Trinity Church, walking the six blocks to and fro.
▪ We all began to rock to and fro and feel more cheerful; all except Wardlaw, that is.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fro

"away, backwards," c.1200, Northern English and Scottish dialectal fra, Midlands dialect fro, from Old Norse fra "from," from Proto-Germanic *fra "forward, away from," from PIE *pro- (see pro-). The Norse word is equivalent to Old English fram, thus fro is a doublet of from.

Wiktionary

fro

Etymology 1 adv. (context archaic English) from; away; back or backward. In modern English used only in the set phrase (term: to and fro) ("back and forth"). Etymology 2

n. (context slang English) An afro (''hairstyle'').

WordNet

Usage examples of "fro".

As the to and fro of the pendulum, so the abient and adient swings of his mood.

Caderousse, waving his hand in token of adieu to Danglars, and bending his steps towards the Allees de Meillan, moving his head to and fro, and muttering as he went, after the manner of one whose mind was overcharged with one absorbing idea.

They gasped at the sight of the afanc, thrashing furiously now in the lake with its great neck bending to and fro.

The steps were complex and there was a lot of good-humored chaffing as Alec jostled to and fro between Beka and Elsbet.

Now and then a much larger flock comes down into the plain, wheeling to and fro, and presently descending upon an arable field, where they cover the ground.

There were no wires overhead--no sound of life or movement except, here and there, there passed slowly to and fro human figures dressed in the same asbestos clothes as my acquaintance, with the same hairless faces, and the same look of infinite age upon them.

The beautiful Moreton Bay bignonia, with its clusters of pink blossom, and the passion--flower completely covered the roof and verandah, and was trained into arches, though here and there a long wreath escaped from its confinement, and waved to and fro in the evening breeze, which had now set in.

Mother and son ate in the kitchen, with Madame Chabot jumping up from her chair every other minute and moving to and fro between the table and the stove.

Around her were the blue flowers softly waving to and fro, and beyond the gleaming patches of the cistus flowers and the red centaury, while the sweet scent of the brown blossoms and of the fragrant prunella enveloped her as she sat.

Doubling to and fro among forests and swamps, he insisted, was the only possible path of access to the undiscovered Coquina hills of Florida.

Luckily enough though, I had the previous week purchased a Saab 9000 from a huckster culchie car dealer I had met in the car one Sunday night, so after a week of toing and froing between insurers, Dublin City Council and the NCTS, I was back on the road.

The singing went on, and the people in the ring kept swaying to and fro for a long time, and at last the moon would rise over a place they called the Tole Deol, and came up and showed them swinging and swaying from side to side, with the sweet thick smoke curling up from the burning coals, and floating in circles all around them.

Separacion doth each part from the other devide, The subtill fro the gross, fro the thick the thin.

He held a stainless steel dibble, swung it to and fro in a menacing manner.

Among the myriad colonies of close-set mussels, which gave a blue bloom, like that of the sloe, to the weed-covered boulders, a few kittiwakes and dotterels flitted to and fro.