Dif"fer*ent (?), a. [L.
differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre: cf. F.
différent.] 1. Distinct; separate;
not the same; other. "Five different churches."
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
Men are as different from each other, as the
regions in which they are born are different.
☞ Different is properly followed by from.
Different to, for different from, is a common English
colloquialism. Different than is quite inadmissible.