fer＝to carry（运；载），to bear（忍耐）
/'dɪfrənt; `dɪfrənt/ adj
1 ~ (from/to sb/sth); esp US ~ (than sb/sth) not the same (as sb/sth) 不同的; 不一样的; 有区别的
*the same product with a different name 名称不同的同一种产品
* The room looks different with the furniture gone. 家具搬走之後, 这房间变了样了.
* Their tastes are different from/to mine. 他们的爱好与我的不同.
* She is wearing a different dress every time I see her. 我每次见到她时, 她穿的衣服都不重样.
2 separate; distinct 分别的; 彼此分开的; 各不相同的
*I called on three different occasions, but he was out. 我打了三次电话, 他都不在.
* They are sold in different colours, ie a variety of colours. 这批货有多种颜色供选购.
3 (idm 习语) (as) ,different as ,chalk and/from `cheese completely different 天差地远; 迥然不同. a (very) different kettle of fish (infml 口) a completely different person or thing from the one previously mentioned 与所提及的人或事物完全不同者; 另一码事. know different => know. sing a different song/tune => sing.
NOTE ON USAGE 用法
*British and US English differ as regards the prepositions used after different. 接在different後面的介词, 在英式英语和美式英语中有所不同.
1 Before a noun or adverbial phrase, both from and to are acceptable in British English. 若用在名词或状语短语前, 英式英语使用from和to均可. Some speakers prefer from. 有的人喜欢用from. Different than is not usual *different than则不常用
*He's very different from/to his brother. 他跟他哥哥很不同.
* This visit is very different from/to last time. 这次的访问与上次大不一样. In US English than is commonly used (not to) 在美式英语中, than使用得较普遍（to则不常见）
*Your trains are different from/than ours. 你们的火车跟我们的不一样.
* You look different than before. 你看上去跟从前不同了.
2 In both varieties, but especially in US English, than is an alternative to from before a clause 在以上两种英语中, 尤其是美式英语, 从句前既可用from亦可用than
*His appearance was very different from what I'd expected/His appearance was very different than I'd expected. 他的容貌与我想像的相去甚远.
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
not like something or someone else, or not like before
≠ similardifferent from Our sons are very different from each other.different to Her jacket's different to mine.different thanAmE He seemed different than he did in New York. The place looks completely different now. They decided to try a radically different approach.We found women had significantly different political views from men. a slightly different way of doing thingsWhat actually happened was subtly different from the PR people's version. The show is refreshingly different from most exhibitions of modern art.The publishing business is no different from any other business in this respect. It's a different world here in London. [only before noun]
used to talk about two or more separate things of the same basic kind
= various Different people reacted in different ways .different types/kinds etc There are many different types of fabric. I looked in lots of different books but couldn't find anything about it. [only before noun]
another I think she's moved to a different job now.spoken
unusual, often in a way that you do not like 'What did you think of the film?' 'Well, it was certainly different.'>differentlyadv I didn't expect to be treated any differently from anyone else. Things could have turned out quite differently.
COLLOCATES for sense 1very/quite differentcompletely/totally/entirely differentradically different
(=very different) significantly/markedly different
(=different in a very noticeable way) slightly differentsubtly different
(=different in a way that is not easy to notice) refreshingly different
(=different in a good way) no different (from/to something)a different world
(=a very different situation or environment) HINT sense 1
In spoken British English, different from
and different to
are both common, but teachers prefer different from
. Different than
is also used in American English and occasionally in British English. Do not say different of