1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. "Five different churches." Addison.
2. Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.
"Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different." -- Dryden.
Different is properly followed by from. Different to, for different from, is a common English colloquialism. Different than is quite inadmissible.