Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; – with from.
differethfrom another star in glory.
1 Cor. xv. 41.
differ, as rivers
To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; – often with from or with.
To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend.
Syn. – To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose; wrangle.
Differ from. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions;
as, “I.”” In all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used;
differ fromyou or
withyou in that opinion
as, these two persons or things.
Severely punished, not for
differing fromus in opinion, but for committing a nuisance.
Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to
Much as I
differ fromhim concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion.
differ withthe honorable gentleman on that point.
If the honorable gentleman
differs withme on that subject, I
withhim, and shall always rejoice to differ.
To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance.
But something ’ts that
differsthee and me.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Literally, to be separate. Hence, to be unlike, dissimilar, distinct or various, in nature, condition, form or qualities; followed by from. Men differ from brutes; a statue differs from a picture; wisdom differs from folly.
One star differeth from another star in glory. 1 Corinthians 15.
2.To disagree; not to accord; to be of a contrary opinion. We are all free to differ in opinion, and sometimes our sentiments differ less than we at first suppose.
3.To contend; to be at variance; to strive or debate in words; to dispute; to quarrel.
Well never differ with a crowded pit.