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extra

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adjective ex·tra \ˈek-strə\

Definition of extra

  1. 1a :  more than is due, usual, or necessary :  additional extra workb :  subject to an additional charge dessert is extra

  2. 2 :  superior extra quality

Examples of extra in a Sentence

  1. a sandwich with extra mayonnaise

  2. She got a part-time job to earn some extra money.

  3. He gave us an extra week to finish the job.

  4. There's no extra charge for breakfast.

Recent Examples of extra from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of extra

probably short for extraordinary


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extra

noun ex·tra

Definition of extra

  1. 1 :  one that is extra or additional: such asa :  a special edition of a newspaperb :  an added chargec :  an additional worker; specifically :  one hired to act in a group scene in a motion picture or stage productiond :  an attractive addition or accessory :  frill cars loaded with extras

  2. 2 :  something of superior quality or grade

Examples of extra in a Sentence

  1. The package deal includes some nice extras.

  2. Thousands of extras were hired for the battle scene.

Recent Examples of extra from the Web

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First Known Use of extra

1793


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extra

adverb ex·tra

Definition of extra

  1. :  beyond the usual size, extent, or degree extra large

Examples of extra in a Sentence

  1. You have to pay $5 extra for room service.

  2. The food was extra good.

  3. The roads are slippery, so be extra careful.

  4. This is an extra special occasion.

First Known Use of extra

1807


extra-

prefix ex·tra

Definition of extra-

  1. :  outside :  beyond extrajudicial

Origin and Etymology of extra-

Latin, from extra, adverb & preposition, outside, except, beyond, from exter being on the outside — more at exterior



EXTRA Defined for English Language Learners

extra

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adjective

Definition of extra for English Language Learners

  • : more than is usual or necessary

  • : costing more : requiring additional payment

extra

noun

Definition of extra for English Language Learners

  • : something that is added especially to make a product, service, etc., more appealing

  • : a person hired to act in a group scene in a movie

extra

adverb

Definition of extra for English Language Learners

  • : beyond the usual size or amount

  • : very or unusually

extra-

prefix

Definition of extra- for English Language Learners

  • : outside or beyond


EXTRA Defined for Kids

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extra

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adjective ex·tra \ˈek-strə\

Definition of extra for Students

  1. :  being more than what is usual, expected, or due I need extra help.


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extra

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adverb ex·tra

Definition of extra for Students

  1. :  beyond the usual size, amount, or extent extra large eggs I took an extra long walk.


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extra

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noun ex·tra

Definition of extra for Students

  1. 1 :  something additional The vacation package included some nice extras.

  2. 2 :  an added charge

  3. 3 :  a special edition of a newspaper

  4. 4 :  a person hired for a group scene (as in a movie)


extra-

prefix ex·tra

Definition of extra- for Students

  1. :  outside :  beyond



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