extra

adjective
ex·​tra | \ ˈek-strə How to pronounce extra (audio) \

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

Checked bags, advance seat assignments and meals are extra. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Here are some cheap tickets from Alaska to Seattle, LA, Paris and beyond," 13 July 2019 These types of leagues provide an extra layer of strategy. Brandon Niles, SI.com, "How to Convert Fantasy Football Draft Strategies into Auction Strategies," 11 July 2019 The ruling by Judge Roy Altman adds an extra layer of intrigue to the prosecution of Yujing Zhang, who is being investigated as a possible spy. NBC News, "Prosecutors can file secret evidence in Mar-a-Lago intruder case, judge says," 10 July 2019 But by circumventing that step, Zoom potentially exposes its users to strangers ogling them online—which demonstrates the need for that extra layer of permission in the first place. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam," 9 July 2019 Because of his extra work, the consultant was worse off. The Economist, "An unhealthy tax change hits British hospitals," 9 July 2019 Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have officially gotten married for a second time, and their wedding ceremony was all kinds of extra. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Joe Jonas Had a Regal AF Balcony Moment at His Wedding to Sophie Turner," 30 June 2019 The traditional house bun is swapped out for two, thick buttery slices of Texas toast, adding an extra layer of awesomeness to this special offering. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill," 28 June 2019 Known as funds of funds, the investment firms that promise access to hedge funds are also fighting to survive, as many investors have balked at paying them an extra layer of fees. Rachael Levy And Dawn Lim, WSJ, "Backer of Well-Known Hedge Funds Shuts Down," 26 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The sale price of the Echo Show is $160 ($70 off) without these extras. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, "Here's Every Good Prime Day Deal on Amazon Devices," 15 July 2019 Just a few pennies Fortunately, these little extras need not break the bank. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "What you do for customer loyalty can make or break your business," 13 July 2019 Frontier offers bargain fares and charges extra for carry-on bags, advance seat assignments, in-flight soft drinks and a host of other extras. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Frontier Airlines growing again: 9 new nonstop routes, including Las Vegas flights, $29 intro fares," 25 June 2019 Three sauces are free with a large fry, and extras cost 49 cents. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Big’z Burger Joint," 21 June 2019 It´s so sad having such talented actors, all those people working hard with the FX, extras... and the writers destroy everything trying to shock everybody with their ending that makes no sense, ruining every character´s arc. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lena Headey Says Cersei Was Supposed to Have a Miscarriage in Game of Thrones," 19 June 2019 Don't forget a few fun extras, like face glitter, platform sandals, and a PVC bag for your cell phone and cash. Seventeen, "How to Prep For Your First Pride Parade," 14 June 2019 The Briarpatch pilot was filmed in New Mexico in 2018, employing about 200 New Mexico crew members and 350 to 450 background extras. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "NBCUniversal to Invest in Production Studio in New Mexico," 14 June 2019 Many of the chorus members/extras came out on stage with (presumably) fake cigarettes in their hands. Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Keeping your sex life vibrant may mean washing the windows," 13 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Our budget conferees and staff are working extra-long hours to bring home the budget. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Despite state budget uncertainty, Ohio lawmakers receive full July pay," 9 July 2019 Despite having to work extra to cover for a lost member, the crew was glad to see Kolomeitseva off the ship. Justin Curto, PEOPLE.com, "Below Deck Med Chef Mila Kolomeitseva Gets Fired After Multiple Cooking Disasters," 2 July 2019 Transportation officials warned that the Smithsonian and Foggy Bottom Metro stops could experience extra crowding as a result. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "DC Fourth of July event will now have a VIP section," 28 June 2019 These candles are awesome as is at their full price, but this sale price makes them extra worth it. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Anthropologie is having an amazing sale on all things home—for a short time," 13 June 2019 Bruce Miller has tried to make the horrors of that world extra clear through a pretty unending string of physical torments in the second season. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Handmaid's Tale Party Sends a Terrifying Message," 12 June 2019 Either way, though, one person is taking the news extra hard, and that's Tana's ex, Bella Thorne. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Tana Mongeau's Engagement to Jake Paul Left Bella Thorne in Tears," 25 June 2019 But dire wolves—oversized, extra-powerful wolves—are real. National Geographic, "In Game of Thrones fans’ pursuit of real-life dire wolves, huskies may pay the price," 6 May 2019 Will have to work extra hard to keep the brilliant Frenkie de Jong quiet. SI.com, "England vs Netherlands: Gareth Southgate's Best Available Three Lions Lineup," 5 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce extra (audio) \

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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