Learner's definition of DIFFERENT
1 [more different; most different] : not of the same kind : partly or totally unlike
— often + from, than, or to
The two brothers could not have been more different.
The students come from (very) different backgrounds.
We need to try an entirely different approach.
Our house is different from the others on our street.
(US) The movie was different than I expected.
(Brit) Her dress is different to mine.
Usage In both U.S. English and British English, one person or thing is said to be different from another. Different is also often followed by than in U.S. English. Some people believe that different than is incorrect, but it is very common. In British English, different can be followed by to. Different to is not used in U.S. English. 2 always used before a noun : not the same 3 [more different; most different] : not ordinary or common : unusual
advertising that tries to be different
That movie certainly was different.
He has a very different style of dressing.
a horse of a different color
put a different complexion on