What does different mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word different.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differentadjective

    distinct; separate; not the same; other

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce different?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Robert Sege:

    This is much stronger than the previous advice, the new policy encourages pediatricians to discuss the data about different kinds of discipline with parents so, of course, they can make their own decisions in how they chose to raise their children.

  2. Charles Evans:

    We have had different points in time since the downturn where certain regions of the world thought they could delink against the rest of the world. There’s often a trail of tears that follows that hope that their own area is stronger. That makes me nervous.

  3. Lleyton Hewitt:

    I think once you start thinking in different ways to deal with these situations, that's the wrong thing to do, i'm just doing the same things that I was doing two years ago, three years ago. Every match, just making sure I go out there, compete, just give it my all.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

  5. Nadine Gasman:

    This law typifies femicide as a grave crime and identifies it as a specific crime against women. It's a way to talk about this problem, make it visible by giving it a name and increasing sanctions for this crime, it has taken us a long time to say that the killing of a woman is a different phenomenon. Men are killed in the street, women are killed in the home. Men are killed with guns, women with knives and hands.

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