Similar vs Closer - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between similar and closer

is that similar is having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable while closer is (close).

As nouns the difference between similar and closer

is that similar is that which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc while closer is someone or something that closes.

similar

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.
  • *
  • *:So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Charles T. Ambrose
  • , title= Alzheimer’s Disease , volume=101, issue=3, page=200, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.}}
  • (mathematics) Of geometrical figures including triangles, squares, ellipses, arcs and more complex figures, having the same shape but possibly different size, rotational orientation, and position; in particular, having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional; such that one can be had from the other using a sequence of operations of rotation, translation and scaling.
  • Synonyms

    * (with common characteristics) akin, alike, comparable, identical, same, twin

    Antonyms

    * (alike) different, unlike

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
  • (homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease
  • closer

    English

    Etymology 1

    From close (adjective) + -er

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (close)
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=[The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].}}

    Etymology 2

    From close (verb) + -er

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone or something that closes.
  • In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer .
  • Someone or something that concludes.
  • The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
  • The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
  • (Gwilt)
  • (baseball) A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See
  • They brought their closer in for the ninth.

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms