Different Dif"fer*ent, a. [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre: cf. F. diff['e]rent.] 1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. ``Five different churches.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence. [1913 Webster]

Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: Different is properly followed by from. Different to, for different from, is a common English colloquialism. Different than is quite inadmissible. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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