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

And a pro styling tip: ballerina tie your laces above the ankle for a little something extra. Hannah Miller, Seventeen, "How to Pair Cool Sneakers with Your Favorite Holiday Party Outfits," 27 Nov. 2018 Buyers can pay extra for an 8.8-inch touchscreen with navigation. Annie White, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Mini JCW Countryman and Clubman Get More Power," 14 May 2019 Advertising But neither Lion Air nor Ethiopian had bought these extra features. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing defends 737 MAX’s cockpit add-ons, begins new pilot information sessions," 26 Mar. 2019 Unlike the Terminal, Code manages to allow for complexity through a plugin system that can add extra features. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream," 28 Dec. 2018 If women don't have extra cash available, Skvarla and Lauren will put down a deposit or pay for the order in full so the cost of materials isn't a burden. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla's Little Market is Empowering Women Around the World," 14 Nov. 2018 Features and services Mullvad isn’t big on extra features or services compared to other VPNs. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Mullvad 2018 review: A fantastic VPN has a great new look," 17 Oct. 2018 Most of the members chose classic black suits with subtle variations—there was a subtle checker print on J-Hope’s blazer, for instance—while others took bigger risks: V went full-on printed, while Suga did a polka-dot blazer and extra-long sleeves. Vogue, "BTS Hits the Billboard Awards Red Carpet—And They’ve Never Looked Better," 1 May 2019 This time around, the company had some extra backing. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Wild Conspiracy That the Titanic Never Sank," 27 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Once, between takes, Davis watched one of the second-unit directors line up extras for a scene in Central Park. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Geena Davis Knows Women Are Good for Hollywood's Bottom Line. So What Gives?," 19 Sep. 2018 Besides the usual dorm beds, most have plenty of double rooms and offer nice extras like bike rentals and movie nights. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Think you're too old for hostels? If you're alive, you're young enough to hostel | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 Buyers can also add custom space-saving furniture, solar power, and water purification as extras. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How architects and designers are rebuilding Puerto Rico," 20 Sep. 2018 In extras New Orleans scored three times in the top of the tenth and Omaha answered with a run, but Jumbo Diaz closed out his fifth save. Tim Grubbs, NOLA.com, "'Cakes finish off sweep of Omaha in extras!," 7 May 2018 Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on video watching and personal hotspot usage, and the company will start charging extra for high-definition video over the cellular network. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams," 2 July 2018 Dennis-Yarmouth 7, Fontbonne 5 — Ava McGaffigan drove in the tying run in the bottom of the sixth to force extras. Catcher Abby Feinstein caught a Fontbonne runner trying to steal second that ended the Ducks’ (11-6) bid for a comeback. Karl Capen, BostonGlobe.com, "Arlington baseball wins thriller over Belmont," 8 June 2018 Continue cutting and using herbs to keep the plants productive; preserve extras. 64. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 For the face, there's a contour kit in two shades, pressed powder, setting spray, and primer, not to mention extras like false eyelashes, perfume, cleansing wipes, makeup brushes, and nail polish. Melissa Minton, Allure, "Charlotte Russe Is Launching an Affordable 19-Piece Makeup Collection," 2 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Research shows architecture has an impact on human psychology, and any habitat on Mars would likely carry extra emotional significance due to its isolation, at least at first. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Crowns Winner in Mars Habitat Competition," 10 May 2019 According to the Kickstarter page, their smart towels are fast-drying, highly absorbent, naturally antibacterial (preventing mildew, which could cause odor), soft, lightweight, eco-friendly, and extra large. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "These Smart Towels Are Naturally Antibacterial, so They’ll Never Smell," 8 May 2019 Plus, by 2020 more than 1,000 Target stores will be getting a makeover making them extra appealing. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Experts Confirm That It's Nearly Impossible to Buy One Thing at Target – Here’s Why," 20 Aug. 2018 But, of course, things get extra complicated when there’s royal protocol involved. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "What Will Princess Eugenie's Name Be After Her Wedding? It's a Mouthful," 25 July 2018 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

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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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