1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. “Five different churches.”
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.
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