American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar: took different approaches to the problem.
- adj. Distinct or separate: That's a different issue altogether.
- adj. Various or assorted: interviewed different members of the community.
- adj. Differing from all others; unusual: a different point of view.
- adv. In a different way or manner; otherwise: "Carol ... didn't know different until Elinor told her” ( Ben Brantley).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not the same; two; many; plural; also, characterized by a difference or distinction; various or contrary in nature, form, or quality; unlike; dissimilar.
- [When in the predicate, different is either used absolutely: as, the two things are very different; or followed by from: as, the two things are very different from each other; he is very different from his brother. But the relation of opposition is often lost in that of mere comparison, leading to the use of to instead of from. This use is regarded as colloquial or incorrect, and is generally avoided by careful writers.
- Synonyms Different, Distinct, Separate, Several. These words agree in being the opposite of same. Different applies to nature or quality as well as to state of being: as, the African and Asiatic climates are very different. The other three words are primarily physical, and are still affected by that fact: we speak of distinct or separate, ideas, colors, sounds, etc. Several is used chiefly of those things which are in some sense together without merging their identity: as, three several bands.
- adj. Not the same; exhibiting a difference
- adj. Various, assorted, diverse.
- adj. Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.
- adj. Unlike most others; unusual.
- n. mathematics The different ideal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Distinct; separate; not the same; other.
- adj. Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar.
- adj. unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
- adj. marked by dissimilarity
- adj. distinctly separate from the first
- adj. differing from all others; not ordinary
- adj. distinct or separate
- From Middle English, from Latin differēns, present active participle of differō ("I differ"); see differ. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin differēns, different-, present participle of differre, to differ; see differ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The different kinden races were also neat..different in a way that was cool, but done in a way that they felt familiar.”
“Obviously, groups related to different races have *different* needs and come from *different* backgrounds.”
“Where the parents are of different varieties or species, Mr. Walker says, "The second law, namely, that of CROSSING, operates where each parent is of a _different breed_, and where, supposing both to be of equal age and vigor the _male_ gives the _back head_ and _locomotive organs_, and the _female_ the _face_ and _nutritive organs_.”
“Those of the north, and south, are _somewhat_ different; but I am informed the country to the S.W. of the Allegany Mountains is _materially different_.”
“One of these girls, Miss Peachy Millmore, was different from the others, different from any girl Claude had ever known.”
“An exceptionally precise speaker might doubtless make some slight difference in the sounds indicated by the different modes of representing the same syllable as given above; but to the ordinary appreciation of childhood the distinction in sound between such combinations, for example, as _a n t_ in _constant_ and _e n t_ in _different_ would not be perceptible.”
Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young Or, the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Methods in Harmony with the Structure and the Characteristics of the Juvenile Mind
“But when we wish to compare discharge of different kinds, for the important purpose of ascertaining whether the same amount of current will in its _different forms_ produce the same amount of transverse action, we find the data very imperfect.”
“In lyrics, however, they are freely crossed, but with this restriction, that one rhyme of either kind is never found next to a different one of the same kind, i.e., two _different_ masculines or feminines are never found in juxtaposition.”
“The two candidates represented two different management styles and two different personality types.”
“But then we decided to have a child, and that was a different story that would necessitate a different story.”
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