Definitions for differˈdɪf ər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word differ

Princeton's WordNet

  1. differ(verb)

    be different

    "These two tests differ in only one respect"

  2. disagree, differ, dissent, take issue(verb)

    be of different opinions

    "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"


  1. differ(Verb)

    Not to have the same traits, characteristics.

  2. differ(Verb)

    To have diverging opinions, disagree.

  3. Origin: From differen, from differo, from dis- + fero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differ(verb)

    to be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from

  2. Differ(verb)

    to be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with

  3. Differ(verb)

    to have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend

  4. Differ(verb)

    to cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'differ' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4822

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'differ' in Verbs Frequency: #531

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Clarence Darrow:

    To think is to differ.

  2. Spencer Nadolsky:

    I’ve had bananas that differ by 100 percent.

  3. Anonymous:

    Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ.

  4. Stephan Mayer:

    We have much more in common on this topic of immigration that we differ.

  5. Countess Diane:

    How do they who think they are unhappy differ from they who actually are?

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