Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Differ (Page: 409)

Dif"fer (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Differed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Differing.] [L. differre; dif- = dis- + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. différer. See 1st Bear, and cf. Defer, Delay.]

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

One star differeth from another star in glory. 1 Cor. xv. 41.
Minds differ, as rivers differ. Macaulay.

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

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

We 'll never differ with a crowded pit. Rowe.
Syn. -- To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose; wrangle. -- To Differ with, Differ from. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions; as, I differ from you or with you in that opinion."" In all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used; as, these two persons or things differ entirely from each other.
Severely punished, not for differing from us in opinion, but for committing a nuisance. Macaulay.
Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to differ from him. M. Arnold.
Much as I differ from him concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion. Gladstone.
I differ with the honorable gentleman on that point. Brougham.
If the honorable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ. Canning.

Differ (Page: 409)

Dif"fer, v. t. To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance. [R.]

But something 'ts that differs thee and me. Cowley.