What does Different mean?

Definitions for Different
ˈdɪf ər ənt, ˈdɪf rəntdif·fer·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentadjective

    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"

  2. differentadjective

    distinctly separate from the first

    "that's another (or different) issue altogether"

  3. differentadjective

    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. unlike, dissimilar, differentadjective

    marked by dissimilarity

    "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"

  5. differentadjective

    distinct or separate

    "each interviewed different members of the community"


  1. differentnoun

    The different ideal.

  2. differentadjective

    Not the same; exhibiting a difference

  3. differentadjective

    Various, assorted, diverse.

  4. differentadjective

    Distinct, separate; .

    Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.

  5. differentadjective

    Unlike most others; unusual.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Differentadjective

    Etymology: from differ.

    Happiness consists in things which produce pleasure, and, in the absence of those, which cause any pain: now these, to different men, are very different things. John Locke.

    There are covered galleries that lead from the palace to five different churches. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The Britons change
    Sweet native home for unaccustom’d air,
    And other climes, where diff’rent food and soil
    Portend distempers. Phillips.

    Neither the shape of faces, nor the age, nor the colour, ought to be alike in all figures, any more than the hair; because men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differentadjective

    distinct; separate; not the same; other

  2. Differentadjective

    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

  3. Etymology: [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre: cf. F. diffrent.]


  1. Different

    Different is the debut studio album by Belgian singer Kate Ryan. It was released in 2002 by EMI Records. The album was produced by AJ Duncan and Phil Wilde. It peaked at number eight in Belgium and was certified Gold. It also had moderate success across Europe selling 250,000 copies.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Different' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #169

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Different' in Written Corpus Frequency: #230

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Different' in Adjectives Frequency: #8

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Different in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Different in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Different in a Sentence

  1. Krishna Aragam:

    Newer and more advanced techniques in ‘non-linear Mendelian randomization’ now permit the use of human genetic data to evaluate the direction and magnitude of disease risk associated with different levels of an exposure.

  2. Bruce Karas:

    When we look at a different material, you look at all of the levers : the carbon footprint, consumer preference, energy, water, there's a mix, there are some things that are not that desirable, but if you have five good things and one that isn't, we'll all have to make decisions.

  3. Mark Carney:

    I was there in 2008, I was part of the co-ordinated interest rate cut, along with the Bank of England and effectively the G10 at the time and let me tell you: we did that to get to the weekend, we're in a different place. This is not about making it to a weekend.

  4. Iman Avdic:

    It is all kind of odd for me but everything can be done like before but in a slightly different way. It's easy for me to adapt but I miss a real pool.

  5. William Haseltine:

    Removing the mask mandate doesn't mean that no one should wear a mask, there are definitely people who are maybe at higher risk or may just have a different level of acceptance of risk for whom wearing a mask will make sense. And for those people, they should absolutely continue to wear a mask, and in wearing a mask, it will help protect them from the virus.

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    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    • A. humility
    • B. vehicle
    • C. nuisance
    • D. scrutiny

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