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

Almost all of the extra cash will go into the state’s short-term and long-term rainy-day funds — shoring up Virginia’s AAA bond rating. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "Virginia posts revenue surplus, but is economic growth or tax strategy?," 12 July 2018 Starting this month, Pennsylvania’s state employees will see some extra cash in their paychecks. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Local Dems oppose SCOTUS pick, school board hosts first public meeting | Morning Newsletter," 10 July 2018 Stock buybacks appear just as ill-timed now, some analysts and investors say, especially as companies ramp up spending after last year’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul put extra cash in their coffers. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Stock Buybacks Are Booming, but Share Prices Aren’t Budging," 8 July 2018 Commercial setnetting in Bristol Bay was not always productive, and some fishermen made a little extra cash with night-time expeditions over the boundary lines. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "At Bristol Bay, there’s a changing of the guard at the boatyard," 7 July 2018 Ultimately, the IronBirds didn’t need to tack on extra runs, as the collective efforts of the pitching staff held the Cyclones offense. Chris Jeter, The Aegis, "Back home, IronBirds snap losing skid with 6-1 win over Brooklyn," 12 July 2018 Pizza starts at $9.95 for a 10-inch, while the giant 18-inch costs $20.95; toppings are extra, and specialty pizzas are offered. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Rodney's Grill and Sports Bar in Highland," 7 July 2018 Work that food processor Kids seem to be extra hungry during the summer. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Before each showing, real estate agent Michelle Arseneau and her team are extra careful when vacuuming, dusting and decorating an aging house in an Orland Park neighborhood. David Gleisner, Daily Southtown, "Orland Park's 'first and oldest' home is on the market," 2 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Actors of all ethnicities and genders ages 20-70 are needed for speaking roles, while extras ages 10-70 are needed for background roles. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Hallmark Is Looking for Extras to Appear in Their New 'Christmas at Graceland' Movie," 28 June 2018 The film was shot on location at Suffern Middle School in Suffern, New York, using actual students and teachers as extras. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Why 'Eighth Grade' is the most painfully real middle-school movie you've ever seen," 10 July 2018 Some of the 200 or so locals recruited as extras ended up playing supporting roles. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When Hollywood went looking for old Chicago and found it (sort of) in Milwaukee," 19 June 2018 Her back-up dancers are all made up as era-appropriate extras from Clueless, too. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Alicia Silverstone Just Resurrected Cher Horowitz for Lip Sync Battle," 11 June 2018 Down to its last out in the bottom of the seventh, Belmont rallied for three runs on consecutive RBI singles by Ryan Noone, Connor Dacey and Steve Rizzuto to tie the game, 3-3, and send it to extras. Karl Capen, BostonGlobe.com, "Arlington baseball wins thriller over Belmont," 8 June 2018 In the sixth, the Rebels forged back ahead with a 5-4 lead and were two outs from the second round when Romeo Carrillo sent a solo home run to opposite-field right to send the game to extras. Grant Gordon, latimes.com, "Flintridge Prep baseball falls in wild, windy extra-inning first-rounder at Highland," 19 May 2018 Edwin Encarnacion followed with a single, but Yonder Alonso struck out to send the game to extras. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Watch: Indians' Michael Brantley Hits Game-Tying Grand Slam Against Rangers," 1 May 2018 Most of the principals are from the original production in Canada, but the volunteer chorus and supers (extras) are made up of many Cincinnati natives. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' was turned into an opera and it's making its American debut in Cincinnati," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Those who really believed in the powers of the orgone box/egg also slept on pendulum beds under different colored lights (blue, green) in order to absorb extra stimulated energy. refinery29.com, "Kylie Jenner, Crystals & Cults: Inside The Mysterious Orgonite Society," 13 July 2018 But this is spring training, where the atmosphere is lighter and the crowd sits extra close to the field. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Clayton Kershaw is turning 30, but he doesn't feel that old," 19 Mar. 2018 The clear, blue water that washed ashore a month ago had some Galveston businesses counting extra green, figures from the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau show. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston’s blue water was a boon for island business," 6 July 2018 Injuries have decimated their roster in the last few weeks, amplified by the fact that the Lakers are being extra cautious with players, unwilling to risk further injury with nothing on the line. Tania Ganguli, latimes.com, "Five takeaways from the Lakers' 117-110 loss to the Utah Jazz," 4 Apr. 2018 Watch #PermitPatty sob her way through the interview below, and pay extra-close attention to the shady way in which the anchorwoman relays her story. Monique Judge, The Root, "From White Privilege to White Tears: #PermitPatty Sobs That She Really Didn’t Mean for Police to Come," 25 June 2018 With the 15-mile trip from the official players’ hotel to Shinnecock Hills taking two to three hours during the practice rounds, the USGA warned players to leave extra early for the course. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale opens with 74 at US Open," 14 June 2018 There's even a candy cane brush to make your Stories *extra* festive. 3. Lyndsey Matthews, Marie Claire, "Instagram Just Announced Another Major Update That'll Make Your Stories So Much Better," 20 Dec. 2016 To make things extra tricky, some of them were in basements. The Economist, "A new type of battlefield network is in development," 14 June 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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Phrases Related to extra

go the extra mile

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More Definitions for extra

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

: 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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