What does Different mean?

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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.


  1. Different

    Different is a song by English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, taken from his ninth studio album, Take the Crown. It was released as the album's second single on 17 December 2012. The song was written by Williams, Gary Barlow and Jacknife Lee. The single was accompanied by four extra tracks: "On My Own", a duet with Tom Jones, "Soul Transmission", "White Man in Hanoi", a cut from Take the Crown, and "The Promise", a cover from singer songwriter Paul Freeman (Robbie's Christmas song).


  1. different

    Different refers to being not the same or not identical. It denotes a contrast or distinction between two or more things, where the characteristics, qualities, or features of each item are varied or divergent. It can relate to dissimilarities in appearance, behavior, opinions, abilities, or any other aspect that sets things apart from one another. The term "different" is often used to describe diversity, individuality, or uniqueness within a group or between various entities.

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. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922):

    The world of the happy is quite different from that of the unhappy.

  2. Petro Poroshenko:

    The solution is very simple -- stop supplying weapons ... withdraw the troops and close the border, if you want to discuss something different, it means you are not for peace, you are for war.

  3. Jessica Taube:

    I can't do a push-up cause they're on me, it's nice to be able to commit to be able to try different things without committing to a $ 20( class) fee and a subway ride.

  4. Jan Van den Bulck:

    It’s a different kind of immersion—the idea that you almost feel as if you’re in that world of science fiction or fantasy or action, and it’s more intense if you have more hours of exposure.

  5. Paul Gaumer:

    The positioning is very different because we work with beginners to bring them to a junior-developer level.

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