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 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
b : 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
2 : superior extra quality
3 slang : going beyond what is usual or standard: such as
a : 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
b : 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

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

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 Salt Lake City resident Mylee Brown works as an accountant, but wanted to make a little extra money on the side. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Nov. 2021 So, Petek anticipates there’ll be restrictions on $26 billion of the extra money — $14 billion during the current fiscal year and $12 billion in the budget year beginning next July. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2021 These jobs are a great way to make extra money, sometimes with the possibility of turning into a long-term employment opportunity. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 22 Nov. 2021 Now, the extra money must be placed into the rainy day fund, and if the fund exceeds certain levels, the money goes directly toward paying down the state’s debts. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 22 Nov. 2021 Inflation is eating up a lot of that extra money, with costs rising by about 8% since March 2020. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 21 Nov. 2021 Spending a little extra money on your own well-being may pay off handsomely! Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 20 Nov. 2021 For those seeking a top-of-the-line e-reading experience (and who are willing to spend the extra money), the Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s most luxurious and advanced e-reader. Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Nov. 2021 As lockdowns forced much of the country to stay home — often with ample extra money from government stimulus and little else to do — millions of neophytes tried their hand at trading stocks. Matt Phillips, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 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 Four of them are for shorts; about half of them credit him as an unnamed extra. NBC News, 5 Oct. 2021 Keep the lights on and the doors open plus do extra. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, 4 June 2021 Four of them are for shorts; about half of them credit him as an unnamed extra. NBC News, 8 Apr. 2021 Created with Stephen Merchant, Extras stars Gervais as, well, a professional extra. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Santa’s elves are working extra hard to make and deliver enough toys for the coming holidays. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 Smith underwent surgery, then worked extra hard over the offseason in hopes of receiving a contract from another team. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 The early returns from the Lakers’ stars were mostly predictable, passes not quite on point as the three players worked extra hard to set one another up instead of being comfortably aggressive. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021 With this particular album, all the members worked extra hard to deliver their best. Vogue, 8 Oct. 2021 Like many small businesses, the center has worked extra hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, cut office hours and run its programs understaffed. cleveland, 27 Sep. 2021 Working extra hard, something so many of us do on passion projects and when resources are scarce, often leads to more risk and more problems down the road! Sammy Migues, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 That made the other large hotel, Club Wyndham National Harbor, look extra busy. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 The next couple of weekends will be extra busy on the roads and throughout the city. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 6 Oct. 2021

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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 : additional
: 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
: 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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