Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Different (Page: 410)

Dif"fer*ent (?), a. [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre: cf. F. différent.]

1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. Five different churches." Addison.

2. 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.

Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different. Dryden.
&hand; Different is properly followed by from. Different to, for different from, is a common English colloquialism. Different than is quite inadmissible.