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

The Mariners have gone through an entire roster of pitchers, plus a little extra, with 31. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "MLB Power Rankings: High Roster Turnover Leaves Teams to Sink or Swim," 14 June 2019 While Cheerios haven’t been deemed unsafe by the FDA, Health contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass, RD, provides some tips for being extra careful in light of this new analysis. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Does Cheerios Cause Cancer? Everything You Need to Know About Glyphosate," 13 June 2019 Today, all men under 55 require extra screening, which means waiting, usually for months, according to Mor Efrat, the Gaza and West Bank director for Physicians for Human Rights Israel. Washington Post, "Gaza parents struggle to join kids for treatment in Israel," 12 June 2019 Cool and refrigerate any extra filling to serve as a cold compote. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make a special dessert for Dad on his special day," 12 June 2019 Some choose to pay extra for counterfeit travel documents, which can reduce the risk of detection. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "This is how much it costs to be smuggled over the US border," 10 June 2019 The first-team offense/defense got an extra period to end the session. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos minicamp Day 1: The quick-hitting highlights," 4 June 2019 The buses include free Wi-Fi, individual power outlets and extra legroom. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here's what it means for Indianapolis.," 30 May 2019 Taxi fares are usually negotiated beforehand so there is no need to add extra. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Right Way to Tip All Over the World," 22 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Tip: Look for packages that include extras like a resort credit to spend on food and drinks. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Last-minute Fourth of July hotel deals in Phoenix, Scottsdale," 22 June 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Will have to work extra hard to keep the brilliant Frenkie de Jong quiet. SI.com, "England vs Netherlands: Gareth Southgate's Best Available Three Lions Lineup," 5 June 2019 Tickets are $75 for VIP, which includes an extra hour of sampling and a chance to taste extra rare beers; and $50 for general admission, which includes samples from 1 to 5 p.m. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These 5 outdoor beer festivals will quench a thirst for unique brews," 5 June 2019 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

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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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