[ US /ˈdɪfɝənt, ˈdɪfɹənt/ ]
[ UK /dˈɪfɹənt/ ]
  1. distinctly separate from the first
    that's another (or different) issue altogether
  2. unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
    on different sides of the issue
    different parts of the country
    came to a different conclusion
    this meeting was different from the earlier one
    took different approaches to the problem
  3. distinct or separate
    each interviewed different members of the community
  4. differing from all others; not ordinary
    this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it
    advertising that strives continually to be different
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How To Use different In A Sentence

  • Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town. The funny thing about Pain..... (Let's talk trauma!)
  • Apart from any other objection, a different classification would be reached if the characters were used in a different sequence.
  • The firms restructured in different ways. Times, Sunday Times
  • Fly fishers in the salt water environment need something entirely different to their freshwater counterpart on the chalk stream, as does the angler who fishes big reservoirs.
  • Under the "fly-in fly-out" roster system, workers can be moved to a different self-contained unit, or "donga", rather than having their own rooms, as they have had in the past. Latest News - Yahoo!7 News
  • They asked around and at least five different people have seen him.
  • All he could do was try different arrangements of transmitter and receiver. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution
  • Despite their superficial similarity, submersion of minorities in English-only programs in the USA and Canadian immersion programs are different and they lead to different results.
  • There's a spirit in England that is quite different from anyplace else.
  • A carrot grown in one place is going to be different from one grown somewhere else.
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