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

Here’s to a wonderful woman in my life—sending you extra love today. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "Here's What Mom Wants to See In Her Mother's Day Card," 16 Apr. 2019 The only thing 2fa has done in this scenario is add an extra step. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail," 13 Dec. 2018 Google is taking an extra step toward making Bluetooth headsets and speakers easier to pair on Android. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Google plans to sync Bluetooth headphone pairing across your devices," 27 Nov. 2018 As of April, about one in four Trump nominees had been subject to this extra procedural step, and Trump had already lambasted these delays as obstructionist. Li Zhou, Vox, "Democrats’ very limited options for stopping Mitch McConnell’s judicial onslaught," 14 Nov. 2018 Filming begins next month, and the team is currently in search of extra crew members. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kellie Pickler's New Hallmark Movie 'Wedding at Graceland' Is Hiring," 23 Mar. 2019 That chance to wait and see if anything blows up might add an extra layer of peace of mind. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade," 5 Mar. 2019 But that slicked, extra-long ponytail and glowing skin of hers is another story. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Angela Bassett, We Are Not Worthy," 25 Feb. 2019 Sleeping pads are essential for staying comfortable regardless of the season, but in the winter an insulated pad adds an extra layer of warmth between you and the ground, too. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "Winter Camping: How To Get Outdoors When It's Freezing Cold," 14 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The film will star actor Woody Harrelson as Admiral Chester Nimitz and is reportedly calling for military families living in the Pearl Harbor area to appear as extras. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Director of “Independence Day” is Taking on the Battle of Midway," 29 Aug. 2018 And there are less costly versions of this bot too, without some of these extras. David Pierce, WSJ, "Robot Vacuums Are Finally Good—Here’s Which One to Buy," 16 Dec. 2018 Your new Instant Pot will also come with a little goodie bag of extras too: Stainless steel steam rack Rice paddle Soup spoon Measuring cup Recipe booklet (English) Manual Time table Need some ideas on what to make with your new multi-cooker? Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Instant Pot Black Friday Deal Is at Walmart," 23 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 Clients can arrange more visits per week or pay extra on a per-item basis for picking up special food items, dry cleaning, shipping items and other errands. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "11 best innovative ways to make money online, and avoid the Internet job scams," 12 Jan. 2018 So a few actors who...go in the group and touch the guests or mess with them would decide to mess extra hard with that one guy. Rebecca Shinners, Woman's Day, "13 Secrets Haunted House Workers Don't Want You to Know," 18 Oct. 2016

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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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