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 Podcasts and YouTube channels with loyal followings charge for extra, more-intimate access to their hosts. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Close Friendship Is the Newest Thing to Buy on Instagram," 17 Sep. 2019 For now, the amount of that 10-year-old extra añejo is exceptionally limited. Emily Price, Fortune, "Patrón’s Latest Release Is Its Oldest Tequila Ever—And You Can Probably Afford It," 17 Sep. 2019 For extra credit, remember to eat each morsel with pinkies fully extended. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Enjoy ‘Downton Abbey’ tea and British desserts at this Boca Raton movie theater," 17 Sep. 2019 And the royal pomp and flourishes are the extra cherry on top. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Royal visit adds pomp to ‘Downton Abbey’ the movie: Review," 17 Sep. 2019 Get an extra 40% off Anthropologie sale items There's nothing that excites me more than a sale on sale at Anthropologie. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 5 best sales you can shop right now," 16 Sep. 2019 That's about 292,200 times less likely than being born with extra digits (the odds are about 1 in 500). Scottie Andrew, CNN, "An Oregon man beat cancer. Twice. Then he won $4.6 million in the state lottery," 16 Sep. 2019 Get some action in the game at BetMGM and have some extra skin in the game. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals odds, picks and best bets," 16 Sep. 2019 There are arrows of extra electricity ripping through the air, and loud drum noises in the sky when two temperatures collide. Jenny Slate, The New Yorker, "Going to the Restaurant," 16 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And as the non-alcoholic cocktail movement grows, make sure to sample Oxalis’s menu of housemade sodas, sustainably made with kitchen extras like parsley and jasmine. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Winter," 4 Feb. 2019 Two limited edition fan boxes with collectible extras will also be available to purchase. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Doom is getting a 25th anniversary mod from the game’s co-creator," 11 Dec. 2018 Some extras said they were assigned to portray an actual cardinal during the historic conclave that elected Francis. New York Times, "‘Extra’ Cardinals Invade the Vatican (Blessings Not Included)," 9 May 2018 Must Come Down expansion pack plus some extras to a second edition of the game plus the expansion pack, along with other features. Deborah Gage, WSJ, "The 10 Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns: Where Are They Now?," 1 May 2018 Prizes for first place will be from Bil Jac and Smith Bros. plus some extras for other entrants. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Community park gets a facelift: Whit & Whimsey," 6 Sep. 2019 Finally, active roll bars—known as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control—can be an optional extra that minimizes body roll and helps keep handling neutral. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Everything you wanted to know about Porsche’s new electric car," 4 Sep. 2019 This isn’t a frivolous extra: users were angry and rated classes poorly when pop songs were replaced with covers, and the company was previously sued for using music from the likes of Lady Gaga and Drake without permission. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Peloton’s IPO filing is a roundup of every risky tech startup trend," 28 Aug. 2019 In such topsy-turvy presentations, the fish is merely the stage, and the extras play the star. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Brizo in Rocky Hill," 10 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Give yourself something to look forward to in the A.M. Something about chillier weather makes getting out of bed *extra* hard. Judy Koutsky, Good Housekeeping, "How to Ease Back into a Healthy, Post-Summer Routine," 12 Sep. 2019 If Woods’ precarious health makes his struggles extra concerning, Mickelson’s age has the same effect. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "From Augusta to East Lake: 18 Parting Thoughts From the 2019 PGA Tour Season," 26 Aug. 2019 Try extra-tough evergreen holly bushes that don’t get too tall, either native American inkberry (Ilex glabra) or the similar Japanese holly (Ilex crenata). Boston.com Real Estate, "Ask the Gardener: Unhappy hosta? The solution may be in your fridge," 5 Sep. 2019 To prove her point, Lola returned to her parents’ room later in the evening to find the door closed and made sure to knock extra loudly this time. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Daughter Lola Walked in on Them Having Sex: 'You Ruined My Life'," 17 June 2019 You may be given recognition or an opportunity to showcase your skills, but you may be required to work extra hard just to meet minimum requirements. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for Aug. 7, 2019: Happy birthday Michael Shannon; Capricorn, Rome wasn’t built in a day," 7 Aug. 2019 But Brader says that the high-pressure dome has been extra strong this year. Matthew Cappucci, Anchorage Daily News, "An atmospheric river is drenching parts of Alaska after a stretch of scorching weather," 6 Aug. 2019 CampKeepers will even supply firewood and potable water for a few dollars extra. Joshua Berman, The Know, "10 app and websites to make booking your next camping trip easier," 31 July 2019 The walk-off Gatorade bath must have felt extra refreshing following a tense eighth that left the score tied 2-2. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Walk-off win caps sweep for streaking A’s," 14 July 2019

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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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6 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for extra

The first known use of extra was in 1757

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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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