not the same as sb/sth; not like sb/sth else
American English is significantly different from British English.
It's very different to what I'm used to.
He saw he was no different than anybody else.
It's different now than it was a year ago.
People often give very different accounts of the same event.
My son's terribly untidy; my daughter's no different .
separate and individual
She offered us five different kinds of cake.
The programme was about customs in different parts of the country.
They are sold in many different colours.
I looked it up in three different dictionaries.
unusual; not like other people or things
‘Did you enjoy the play?’ ‘Well, it was certainly different!’
Boys and girls may behave differently.
The male bird has a differently shaped head.
a completely different situation or person from the one previously mentioned
to change the way that a situation appears
to have information or evidence that the opposite is true
He says he doesn't care about what the critics write, but I know different.
to be very different
I know which area they live in, but whether I can find their house is a different matter.
to have different aims that cannot be achieved together without causing problems
to give some information that is different from what you expect or have been told
different from在英国英语和北美英语中均为最通用的结构。different to亦用于英国英语：
Different from is the most common structure in both BrE and NAmE . Different to is also used in BrE .
Paul’s very different from/to his brother.
This visit is very different from/to last time.
In NAmE people also say different than .
Your trains are different than ours.
You look different than before.
从句前亦可用different from（北美英语用different than）：
Before a clause you can also use different from (and different than in NAmE ).
She looked different than (what) I’d expected.