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 On Friday, Bender voted against the extra money for outside police forces. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Minneapolis council narrowly approves $500G to hire outside police forces, highlighting rift among officials," 13 Nov. 2020 Kicker Nick Folk has made 14 of 16 field-goal attempts and 14 of 15 extra-point attempts. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens vs. Patriots scouting report for Week 10: Who has the edge?," 12 Nov. 2020 Carlson also made all four of his extra-point kicks in the game. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Auburn NFL roundup: Daniel Carlson hits clutch kick for Raiders," 9 Nov. 2020 Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford blocked a Pittsburgh extra-point attempt. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence after Steelers’ late comeback: ‘Ain’t nobody elite’ in NFL," 9 Nov. 2020 After missing a field goal and an extra point in consecutive games, Michael Badgley rebounded last weekend to hit field goals of 52, 47 and 33 yards and all three of his extra points. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, "Chargers’ Joey Bosa, still in concussion protocol, is doubtful for Raiders game," 6 Nov. 2020 Robbie Gould didn’t do much, but did it perfectly, making a 22-yard field-goal attempt and two extra-point tries. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers’ game grades vs. Packers: Not much to cheer about," 5 Nov. 2020 The Chargers managed just 110 total yards but got a 10-yard touchdown run from Mason Gauthier and an extra-point kick from Jack Tinelli in the third quarter to pick up the victory. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Check out the top high school football games to see in the Louisville area Friday," 4 Nov. 2020 Minnesota's Brock Walker sent an extra-point try wide right after the potential tying touchdown, giving Maryland a stunning 45-44 comeback victory Friday night. David Ginsburg, Star Tribune, "Maryland shocks Minnesota 45-44 in OT on missed conversion," 31 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Burns impaneled eight this time — a few extra on the off chance a juror dropped out at the last minute. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Got jury duty? Here’s what to expect in San Diego federal court," 25 Aug. 2020 Giving all fall sport athletes an extra of eligibility but only roster limit exemption for seniors for one school year will create roster management issues for several years. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Play or not, all Division I fall sports athletes receiving extra year of eligibility," 21 Aug. 2020 When the block groups dispersed, about an hour later, each one received a fire extinguisher, with some groups who lived near vulnerable older commercial buildings without sprinkler systems taking extras. Megan Molteni, Wired, "In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offline," 1 June 2020 The design agency 409 + Co. collaborates with local farms such as Happy Quail Farms and Oya Organics to offer a weekly $35 box, which contains fruit and vegetables, while the larger $55 box might also contain extras like jam or granola. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "How to shop Bay Area farmers’ markets while avoiding crowds: Buy a farm box," 28 May 2020 Try adding extras like rosemary and olive oil or peanut butter and chocolate syrup for a twist. Jonathan Wolfe, New York Times, "Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today," 15 May 2020 Games are typically free to play, but spending on such extras makes titles lucrative for developers. Takashi Mochizuki, Bloomberg.com, "Profits Are Peaking for the World’s Most Lucrative Mobile Games," 10 May 2020 Enjoy your haul and safely share any extras with your neighbors! oregonlive, "Now is the time to start a veggie garden from seeds; here’s how," 10 Apr. 2020 Between takes, extras in shtreimels smoked cigarettes outside. Molly Crabapple, The New York Review of Books, "Passover 2020: Why Is This Year Different From All Other Years?," 7 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Many employees worked extra hard and adjusted to workdays filled with Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings, some of them while caring for children at home and tending to family members who contracted COVID-19. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Cheryl Hall: Disruptions don’t stop cultures of dedication at Top 100 Places to Work," 12 Nov. 2020 Wilson has to work extra hard to offset a Seahawks defense that has allowed 25 points or more in each game. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald highlight NFL midseason awards," 9 Nov. 2020 The conclusion: Trump made generally shrewd choices by campaigning extra hard in electoral vote-rich, must-win states such as Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trump fancies himself an incredible closer—but is it enough to make him a winner?," 3 Nov. 2020 But nowadays, that just means artists and their record labels are extra motivated to unearth, and lavishly package, the demos, alternate takes, live recordings, videos and scrapbooks that will superserve even the most know-it-all music geek. Los Angeles Times, "The music gift guide to get you through 2021," 30 Oct. 2020 But the Raptor also had to work extra hard to keep up with the TRX. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew," 23 Oct. 2020 Daniel Esquivel has dyslexia and had to work extra hard to keep his grades up. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Modest Pasadena High ag student reflects on multiple triumphs," 16 Oct. 2020 But with any of those that are still happening being moved outdoors, the Park District staff is working extra hard to drum up attention for the scarecrows. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Birds beware: Two towns move to scarecrow contests for crafty fall fun," 6 Oct. 2020 Perhaps people will latch on to this distant robot as a distraction from the strain of the pandemic; perhaps the concerns of Mars will seem extra hard to care about. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Can We Still Go to Mars?," 1 Oct. 2020

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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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Time Traveler for extra

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The first known use of extra was in 1757

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Last Updated

17 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Extra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for extra

extra

adjective
How to pronounce extra- (audio)

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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