Hypertext Webster Gateway: "different"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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.

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

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took
different approaches to the problem"; "came to a
different conclusion"; "different parts of the
country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this
meeting was different from the earlier one" [ant: {same}]
2: distinctly separate from the first; "that's another (or
different) issue altogether" [syn: {another(a)}]
3: differing from all others; not ordinary; "advertising that
strives continually to be different"; "this new music is
certainly different but I don't really like it"
4: not like; marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very
unlike"; "people are profoundly different" [syn: {unlike},
{dissimilar}] [ant: {like}]
5: distinct or separate; "each interviewed different members of
the community"

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