Meaning of “different” - Learner’s Dictionary

different

adjective uk us /ˈdɪfərənt/
NOT THE SAME

A1 not the same as someone or something:

Jo's very different from her sister, isn't she?
UK The house is different to how I expected it to be.
SEPARATE [ always before noun ]

B1 used to talk about separate things or people of the same type:

I had to go to three different shops to find the book she wanted.
differently adverb
→ See also a whole new ball game

(Definition of “different” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)