Adjective "From scratch" definition and examples



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.