extra

adjective
ex·​tra | \ ˈek-strə \

Definition of extra

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1a : more than is due, usual, or necessary : additional extra work
b : subject to an additional charge dessert is extra
2 : superior extra quality

extra

noun

Definition of extra (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : one that is extra or additional: such as
a : a special edition of a newspaper
b : an added charge
c : an additional worker specifically : one hired to act in a group scene in a motion picture or stage production
d : an attractive addition or accessory : frill cars loaded with extras
2 : something of superior quality or grade

extra

adverb

Definition of extra (Entry 3 of 4)

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

extra-

prefix

Definition of extra- (Entry 4 of 4)

: outside : beyond extrajudicial

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Examples of extra in a Sentence

Adjective

a sandwich with extra mayonnaise She got a part-time job to earn some extra money. He gave us an extra week to finish the job. There's no extra charge for breakfast.

Noun

The package deal includes some nice extras. Thousands of extras were hired for the battle scene.

Adverb

You have to pay $5 extra for room service. The food was extra good. The roads are slippery, so be extra careful. This is an extra special occasion.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Her extra-long bleach blonde mermaid waves (similar to big sister, Kim Kardashian's), looked spring-time ready despite the record-breaking arctic weather in the Midwest. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Internet Collectively Called Out Khloé Kardashian's Major Photoshop Fail," 1 Feb. 2019 The super dark roots anchor this dye job, which has shades of medium and light brown throughout, as well as touches of golden blonde for extra oomph. Kelsi Zimmerman, Allure, "21 Bronde Hair Ideas That Look Amazing on Everyone," 7 Oct. 2018 Sitting at the bus stop for a few extra minutes is way better. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "How traveling abroad with kids showed me how to fix U.S. transit," 14 Sep. 2018 Apple also may choose to be extra-cautious with its outlook, if only to reduce the chances of having to make another damaging preannouncement. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Apple Can’t Just Phone It In," 27 Jan. 2019 Though Intel charges a $5 premium for the $173 Core i3-9350KF over the $168 Core i3-8350K, that extra bit of processor oomph may be worth it. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's new 'F-series' Core chips lack an integrated GPU, and probably aren't worth your money," 14 Jan. 2019 The law would give employers the power to demand 400 hours of overtime from their employees per year, roughly eight hours every week, and to delay paying them for the extra work for as long as three years. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Hungary’s prime minister stole the country’s democracy. Now Hungarians are rising up.," 17 Dec. 2018 Note: all of these fares are basic economy, which means you'll be restricted to a carry-on and have to pay extra to select your seat or check a bag. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: U.S. to Europe from $323 Round-Trip," 20 Dec. 2018 Verizon has expanded access to high-speed data in 54 additional countries in its TravelPass program for travelers who are willing to pay extra. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Verizon expands access to high-speed data in 54 countries," 5 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Then there are some extras, like the shooting range in the backyard and the massive flood lights on the roof that could light an entire concert arena. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "The Custom Basement In 'Halloween' Is The Best Part Of This Sequel," 23 Oct. 2018 Dean Cain, actor, director and producer, is searching for movie extras in the Ann Arbor area for a shoot Monday, May 21. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "Movie extras needed for Dean Cain film in Ann Arbor," 15 May 2018 The rest of the video features mostly extras in the background as part of a party scene that goes in and out of frame between Manuel and Farruko crooning about romance. Justino Aguila, Billboard, "Victor Manuelle Responds to Backlash About 'Amarte Duro' Chris Brown/Rihanna Lyric: 'I Assume All Fault'," 1 May 2018 And landlords are also getting into the perks game, Jodka said, giving companies less of an incentive to build out their own extras. Andy Rosen, BostonGlobe.com, "Not your parents’ office? Now it is: Tech workspaces start to grow up," 5 Apr. 2018 Our $134,600 test car includes upgraded front seats ($1320), forged 20-inch wheels ($1700), an active exhaust ($1250), an advanced lighting package ($1500), and additional insulation in the body and glass ($1100) as part of its $29,205 in extras. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "BMW M5 vs. Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Porsche Panamera Turbo," 21 Mar. 2018 Another thing Soho House is renowned for is its home-away-from-home extras. Julia Buckley, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Boutique Hotels in London," 27 Feb. 2018 Or make easy overnight oats: Combine ½ cup dry rolled oats with ¾ cup milk and add extras such as banana slices, cocoa powder, nuts, and berries before refrigerating overnight. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer's Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget," 23 Jan. 2019 The glitzy look was equally festive and over-the-top extra – because this is a Kardashian/Jenner event, after all. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Legit Couldn't Get Out of Her Christmas Eve Party Dress," 26 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Making each slice extra thick will make your sandwich extra gooey. Sharon Franke, Good Housekeeping, "Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever," 30 Jan. 2011 Also, of course Howie is going to be extra excited for Courtney. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Furious 'America's Got Talent' Fans Think Courtney Hadwin Has an Unfair Advantage," 13 Sep. 2018 Now, which charges only $5 extra each month for the premium network. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The Verge Cord Cutter’s Guide: hardware, software, and services," 20 Dec. 2018 Medea gained extra cool points this year with a capsule collection created in collaboration with legendary documentary photographer Nan Goldin. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "9 Celebrity-Approved Fashion Labels That Made It Big in 2018," 20 Dec. 2018 Clients can arrange more visits per week or pay extra on a per-item basis for picking up special food items, dry cleaning, shipping items and other errands. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "11 best innovative ways to make money online, and avoid the Internet job scams," 12 Jan. 2018 So a few actors who...go in the group and touch the guests or mess with them would decide to mess extra hard with that one guy. Rebecca Shinners, Woman's Day, "13 Secrets Haunted House Workers Don't Want You to Know," 18 Oct. 2016 But if all goes according to plan, NASA should receive that extra strong signal from InSight post-landing around 3:01PM ET. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch NASA engineers track the harrowing landing of a spacecraft on Mars today," 26 Nov. 2018 As if the candy weren't enough, some restaurant chains are offering extra sweet treats for Halloween. Doreen Christensen, The Seattle Times, "Halloween deals on ice cream and pancakes," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of extra

Adjective

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extra

Adjective

probably short for extraordinary

Prefix

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

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extra

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of extra

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: more than is usual or necessary
: costing more : requiring additional payment

extra

noun

English Language Learners Definition of extra (Entry 2 of 4)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of extra (Entry 3 of 4)

: beyond the usual size or amount
somewhat informal : very or unusually

extra-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of extra- (Entry 4 of 4)

: outside or beyond

extra

adjective
ex·​tra | \ ˈek-strə \

Kids Definition of extra

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

extra

adverb

Kids Definition of extra (Entry 2 of 4)

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

extra

noun

Kids Definition of extra (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : something additional The vacation package included some nice extras.
2 : an added charge
3 : a special edition of a newspaper
4 : a person hired for a group scene (as in a movie)

extra-

prefix

Kids Definition of extra-

: outside : beyond

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