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"

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.

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.]

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

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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. Fazel Ahmad Sherzad:

    A number of Taliban clashed with Afghan forces in different parts of the city, right now there is no fighting but a search and clearance operation is underway.

  2. Peyton Reed:

    It's just such a great metaphor. They have built their entire reputation on the backs of someone else's hard work, cultural appropriation has always been a thing from Elvis, The Beatles and everybody who, as [ Isis ] says, is' putting blonde hair on it and calling it something different.'.

  3. Kartika Jahja:

    We face different risks here when speaking out about anything sexual, whether it's sexual violence or being sexually expressive, I think the norms here sort of punish women for doing that.

  4. Anthony Bender:

    It feels good, it hasn’t really settled down yet but I feel good, really didn’t have any different mindset. I went up there and tried to get three outs.

  5. Alicia Roth:

    The reason we struggle during the time change is because our natural, internal clock was set and now the environment is operating on a different time, it's important to use the sunlight hours during the time change to naturally reset your clock.

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