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 For instance, Bowser said the extra money in the trust fund would help developers build an additional 2,700 subsidized housing units over the next two or three years. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 Many borrowers include extra money in their monthly mortgage payments to cover real estate taxes. BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2021 Consider investing in a bundle with Hulu or ESPN+ to get the most out of your subscription, or even subscribing for a year to save a little extra money. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 Everyone shouldn't bank on receiving the extra money. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 27 May 2021 John Weisert, 74, was a retired engineer and worked at the facility to make some extra money for his family. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 26 May 2021 Kapenga said the additional federal aid means the Legislature doesn't need to allocate extra state money in the next two years for general aid. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2021 Unemployed Alaskans with children may receive extra money. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 22 May 2021 The memories had served me well; a little extra money and less clutter would serve me better. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, 20 May 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, 8 Apr. 2021 Created with Stephen Merchant, Extras stars Gervais as, well, a professional extra. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 15 May 2020 Games are typically free to play, but spending on such extras makes titles lucrative for developers. Takashi Mochizuki, Bloomberg.com, 10 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The weather service office in Medford, Oregon, is warning residents to be extra cautious with burning outdoors. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 31 May 2021 But be extra cautious on this beach, and follow the warning signs because strong jet blasts can pose a risk to onlookers. Caleigh Alleyne, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021 In the same hour O'Quinn struck the two women, authorities advised residents to be extra cautious of peaceful protesters. Wilson Wong, NBC News, 25 May 2021 La Russa basically justified the critics by not knowing the extra-inning rules earlier this season and in the past week going old school on his thoughts concerning swinging at 3-0 pitches. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 20 May 2021 But the Dodgers struggled to score again and lost their second extra-inning game in two days 5-3, on Jesse Winker’s leadoff two-run home run against Kenley Jansen in the 10th inning. Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2021 So think extra hard when an app asks for your location, contacts or camera. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 The Aztecs actually needed to rally for the extra-inning win. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2021 There were plenty of surprises about the Twins' second extra-inning loss of the season, but after Buxton's sudden exit from the Twins' lineup in the middle of Saturday's game in Milwaukee, nothing compared to his dramatic return. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 6 Apr. 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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3 Jun 2021

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“Extra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for extra

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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