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: more than is due, usual, or necessary : additional
In preparation for this weekend's competition, the team put in some extra hours.—Andrew King
… has a large storage area for things like a tent, sleeping bag, mosquito netting, extra clothing, and an extra pair of boots.—Stephanie Fitzgerald
: subject to an additional charge
dessert is extra
There is an entrance charge of €5 per person, and it's extra for sunbeds …—Eilis O'Hanlon
slang : going beyond what is usual or standard: such as
: extremely or excessively elaborate : extravagant
This Ontario mansion … is basically a mini castle and is so extra it even comes with a 16-foot waterfall.—Patrick John Gilson
: characterized by dramatic or eccentric behavior : over-the-top
… women who are seen as too fun, too brash, too extra, too loud …—Bonnie McLaren
"So this is my dad," she [Annisa Simao] says. "If you know him, you know he's pretty goofy, … pretty extra."—Natalie B. Compton
: one that is extra or additional: such as
: a special edition of a newspaper
: an added charge
: an additional worker
specifically : one hired to act in a group scene in a motion picture or stage production
: an attractive addition or accessory : frill
cars loaded with extras
: something of superior quality or grade
: beyond the usual size, extent, or degree
: outside : beyond
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. See More
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AdjectiveThe Next Round Today: The Sham Rock music and beer festival captures the Gaslamp Quarter’s streets from 4 until 11 p.m. Admission, $59, gives you access to three live music stages — beer and food are extra. —Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2023 But most importantly, tourists should exercise patience and budget extra time to get around. —Nikki Ekstein, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2023 Its fine print notes that taxes, fees and surcharges, including a broadcast surcharge of up to $22.20 per month, are extra and subject to change both during and after the promotional period. —Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2023 According to a statement, the ticket, purchased from a Surprise Walmart located at 15431 West Greenway Road, produced a new Arizona millionaire with a little extra for good measure. —Kye Graves, The Arizona Republic, 16 Mar. 2023 Many charge extra for alcoholic beverages, specialty dining, spa treatments, and excursions in port. —Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2023 Blood pressure cuffs range in size from a child's small to an adult extra-large. —Anisha Shah, Verywell Health, 16 Mar. 2023 Circuit Judge Heidi Davis delayed the afternoon court session 30 minutes Tuesday to give Waldo extra time to return. —Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2023 Riders should continue to allow themselves extra travel time, officials said. —Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Mar. 2023
NounSeen at Hervé Léger and Rodarte, this trend lends itself well to tunics and dresses in a sheer or lustrous fabrication or with a hemline that offers extras like fringe or waterfall ruffles for a little extra opulence. —Kendall Becker, refinery29.com, 16 Feb. 2023 That’s why this dry food option is a key extra that the Smalls team was smart to add. —Dallas News, 13 Dec. 2022 Whereas the movie only acknowledged Black woman ballplayers through a single throw by an unnamed extra, the series spins an expansive storyline about Max’s struggle to get on a team, which plays out concurrently with the Peaches’ journey. —Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Aug. 2022 Some covers add air vents (a nice extra that keeps condensation off your grill, plus helps with wind control), and handles for easily sliding them on and off. —Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 4 May 2022 Long gloves proved to be a fashionable and practical pandemic extra. —Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Dec. 2021 In Windows, OneDrive provides equally simple backup of your core data folders as well as the useful extra of Microsoft Office’s apps. —Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2021 Four of them are for shorts; about half of them credit him as an unnamed extra. —NBC News, 5 Oct. 2021 Four of them are for shorts; about half of them credit him as an unnamed extra. —NBC News, 5 Oct. 2021
AdverbPrincess Kate has participated in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for over a decade, but this year was extra special — her first as the new honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards. —Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2023 Be patient and extra forgiving with everyone under this energy, and that includes yourself! —Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 14 Mar. 2023 Some medical conditions and medications can make people extra sensitive to the stimulant. —Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 10 Mar. 2023 So why not give yourself (and your partner) something extra special by trying Provestra today! —Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2023 This pick from Dramm boasts a 30-inch handle, giving you an extra wide reach when watering plants, flowers, and shrubbery, thus saving you money by wasting less water. —Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Feb. 2023 Even when full of your daily essentials, the bag is a cinch to carry thanks to an extra cushy padded shoulder strap. —Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2023 The perfect intro to single-leg work, the split squat makes your front quad work extra hard. —Women's Health, 3 Feb. 2023 With less room for decoration, the materials have to work extra hard. —Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 12 Jan. 2023 See More
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