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 Buy while doing these activities, Beshear advised Kentuckians to take extra precautions, such as wearing gloves and keeping hand sanitizer in the car. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana is on Kentucky's COVID-19 travel advisory list. What does that mean?," 21 Oct. 2020 People at high risk from Covid-19 may want to take extra precautions. Gregory Barber, Wired, "It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again," 20 Oct. 2020 The cruise industry resisted and put forth a plan that would allow companies to keep sailing with extra safety precautions. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 The director of bands, Lee Newman, said the band is taking extra precautions to stay safe. Fox News, "Marching bands playing to a different beat amid the coronavirus pandemic," 16 Oct. 2020 The cruise industry resisted and put forth a plan that would allow companies to keep sailing with extra safety precautions. James Bandler, ProPublica, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 15 Oct. 2020 And there would have to be extra precautions with COVID-19 protocols if NFL teams are sharing locker rooms with college teams that played there the day before. Rod Walker, NOLA.com, "Walker: Maybe it's not Saints vs. LaToya Cantrell. Maybe both are doing what they think is best.," 13 Oct. 2020 Take extra precautions if there are elderly or immuno-compromised people, or others in the house with conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes that makes the virus more dangerous to them. Amber Randall, sun-sentinel.com, "Tips for planning gatherings and celebrations this holiday season," 9 Oct. 2020 The alert will warn residents to take extra precautions against spreading COVID-19, as officials focus more testing in the area. Alex Putterman, courant.com, "State will issue COVID-19 alert for city of New London as cases spike in eastern Connecticut," 8 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 The farm sits on bedrock that’s cracked and water soluble and therefore potentially extra environmentally sensitive. Adam Belz, Star Tribune, "Battle over southeast Minnesota dairy expansion drags on," 6 Oct. 2020 That means Mars will be extra bright for this close approach. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get an Absolutely Perfect View of Mars This Week," 5 Oct. 2020 Halloween and horror film viewing ahead of the Oct. 31 holiday always begins extra early at my house. Kathleen Christiansen, chicagotribune.com, "6 movies to watch before Halloween," 2 Oct. 2020 Getting on the field was extra sweet for both teams after the season was delayed a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Poorman Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle, "Mayde Creek outlasts Conroe in 2020 football opener," 28 Sep. 2020 Shortly thereafter he was forced to close his doors and become extra resourceful. San Diego Union-Tribune, "COVID-19 infection rates become weekly ‘nail-biter’ for local businesses: Can they outlast pandemic?," 26 Sep. 2020 Dowling has consistently been the team’s extra forward during pregame warmup. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars Game 2 notebook: No update on Blake Comeau after his early exit; John Klingberg steps up," 22 Sep. 2020 Bill Campbell's Ash is extra hammy as the obnoxious chainsaw-for-a-hand anti-hero battling demons while stuck in King Arthur’s court. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "35 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Movies for Scaredy Cats," 21 Sep. 2020 However, the Browns will be extra motivated after losing 6-38 to the AFC North-rival Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, "Battle of Ohio: Three keys, prediction for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns," 17 Sep. 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

24 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Extra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra. Accessed 25 Oct. 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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