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ˈdɪf ərdif·fer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. differverb

    be different

    "These two tests differ in only one respect"

  2. disagree, differ, dissent, take issueverb

    be of different opinions

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

Wiktionary

  1. differverb

    Not to have the same traits, characteristics.

  2. differverb

    To have diverging opinions, disagree.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DIFFERverb

    Etymology: differo, Latin.

    If the pipe be a little wet on the inside, it will make a differing sound from the same pipe dry. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Thy prejudices, Syphax, wont discern
    What virtues grow from ignorance and choice,
    Nor how the hero differs from the brute. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    The several parts of the same animal differ in their qualities. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    A man that is of judgment and understanding shall sometimes hear ignorant men differ, and know well within himself that those which so differ mean one thing, and yet they themselves never agree. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    There are certain measures to be kept, which may leave a tendency rather to gain than to irritate those who differ with you in their sentiments. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 19.

    Here uncontroll’d you may in judgment sit;
    We’ll never differ with a crowded pit. Nicholas Rowe.

    Others differ with me about the truth and reality of these speculations. George Cheyne, Phil. Princ.

    In things purely speculative, as these are, and no ingredients of our faith, it is free to differ from one another in our opinions and sentiments. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differverb

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

  2. Differverb

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

  3. Differverb

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

  4. Differverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Differ

    dif′ėr, v.i. to be unlike, distinct, or various (used by itself, or followed by with, from, to): to disagree (with from, with): to fall out, dispute (with):—pr.p. diff′ering; pa.p. diff′ered.—ns. Diff′erence, Diff′erency (Shak.), dissimilarity: the quality distinguishing one thing from another: a contention or quarrel: the point in dispute: the excess of one quantity or number over another: (her.) the modification of an achievement of arms to indicate the wearer's relation to the head of the house, as by marks of cadency.—v.t. to make a difference between things.—adj. Diff′erent, distinct: separate: unlike: not the same (with from, not to).—n. Differen′tia (logic), the characteristic quality or attribute of a species.—adj. Differen′tial, creating a difference: special: (math.) pertaining to a quantity or difference infinitely small (see Calculus).—adv. Differen′tially.—v.t. Differen′tiāte, to make different: to create a difference between: to classify as different.—v.i. to become different by specialisation: (math.) to obtain the differential or differential coefficient of.—n. Differentiā′tion, the act of distinguishing or describing a thing by giving its differentia: exact definition: a change by which organs or structures become specialised or modified: (math.) the act or process of differentiating.—adv. Diff′erently.—Differential gear, gear for communicating differential motion; Differential motion, an apparatus by which the difference of two velocities is communicated, as in the Differential screw, a combination of male and female screws; Differential thermometer, a thermometer for marking minute differences of temperature. [L. differredif (= dis), apart, ferre, to bear.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of differ in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of differ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of differ in a Sentence

  1. Dolly Parton:

    I would never, ever tell somebody not to follow their dream, i would just say, ‘If you’re dead serious about what you’re doing, you got to buckle up and take it. You’ve got to sacrifice as far as you can and compromise, but don’t ever sacrifice your soul and your principles and your values.’ That’s where Ruthanna and I differ. I would never tell a young person not to follow their dream because I would crush somebody. Even if they weren’t that talented, I wouldn’t tell them that.

  2. Dmitry Medvedev:

    As for the government canteen, in no way does it differ from any other canteen, in Soviet times it had discount prices, special food products. But there is no such thing anymore; no oysters, nothing that would not be available in other places.

  3. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    President (Putin) has a different assessment to us, we agree a solution is needed, but we differ on the means.

  4. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

  5. Roger Graves:

    Some think it is sad that they don’t have anyone, i beg to differ. They have all of us. We are all their family.

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