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Definition of "different" []

  • Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar: took different approaches to the problem. (adjective)
  • Distinct or separate: That's a different issue altogether. (adjective)
  • Various or assorted: interviewed different members of the community. (adjective)
  • Differing from all others; unusual: a different point of view. (adjective)
  • In a different way or manner; otherwise: "Carol ... didn't know different until Elinor told her” ( Ben Brantley). (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "different" in a sentence
  • "The different kinden races were also neat..different in a way that was cool, but done in a way that they felt familiar."
  • "Obviously, groups related to different races have *different* needs and come from *different* backgrounds."
  • "Where the parents are of different varieties or species, Mr. Walker says, "The second law, namely, that of CROSSING, operates where each parent is of a _different breed_, and where, supposing both to be of equal age and vigor the _male_ gives the _back head_ and _locomotive organs_, and the _female_ the _face_ and _nutritive organs_.""