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 With holiday events pulling my family in multiple directions, and friends more likely to pop in spontaneously to raise a glass, my home kitchen needs to be extra nimble this time of year. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "Here’s a saucy, sheet-pan shrimp bruschetta that works as dinner or a starter," 29 Nov. 2019 Pittsburgh is our pick in a close game which could go to extra time. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets odds, picks and best bets," 29 Nov. 2019 In 2017, Labour’s electoral promises implied an extra seventy billion pounds of public spending—around a ten-per-cent increase in the government budget. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "Can Jeremy Corbyn Lose the British Election and Still Win?," 26 Nov. 2019 Once the body temperature has lowered to 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, blood circulation and brain activity slows dramatically, giving the surgical team extra time to operate. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian, "Doctors Put a Patient in Suspended Animation for the First Time," 23 Nov. 2019 The Broncos have a good kind of problem: A receiver who is commanding extra attention. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Briefs: Despite double teams, coaches still want Courtland Sutton to lead passing game," 22 Nov. 2019 Typically, Presidents have 10 days to sign approved legislation, but Trump has some extra time over the Thanksgiving holiday while Congress is adjourned. Time, "Legislation Aimed at Protecting Human Rights in Hong Kong Is Heading to the White House. Here's What to Know," 22 Nov. 2019 Thankfully, this camera/printer hybrid quickly achieves both, leaving you plenty of extra time to scream internally about how technology is just a flat circle. Marc Snetiker, EW.com, "EW's 2019 holiday gift guide," 20 Nov. 2019 One area that deserves extra attention is the problem of secrecy in drug and medical device litigation. Alexander Egilman, STAT, "Confidentiality orders in drug, device lawsuits harm patients and the public," 11 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun All the Trimmings Thoughtful extras, like linen freshener and a tin of mints, are a welcome sight for weary travelers. Eddie Ross, House Beautiful, "5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Guest Room," 18 Nov. 2019 But the extras still include a wealth of alternate early takes and demos that have mostly never been released or bootlegged before. Chris Willman, chicagotribune.com, "Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ to get deluxe 50-year treatment in September," 8 Aug. 2019 Marisnick was called out on the play for colliding with Lucroy, but Houston still went on to win the game 11-10 in extras. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Angels Catcher Jonathan Lucroy Has Concussion, Broken Nose Following Collision," 8 July 2019 Capital One Venture Rewards The Venture Rewards card from Capital One is a solid everyday credit card with a few extras for frequent fliers. Emily Long, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards If You Can't Commit to a Single Airline or Hotel Chain," 8 Oct. 2019 History: MillerCoors brewery tours, which were free, now cost $10 — with some extras added The flat fee of $10 now applies to everyone. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MillerCoors drops the discount for Milwaukee County residents on brewery tour tickets," 9 Sep. 2019 The Criterion Collection edition is one of the major home video releases of the year, properly capturing and contextualizing an epic unlike any other, with battle scenes and ballroom scenes teeming with extras, filmed with astonishing visual flair. Noel Murray, latimes.com, "New video: ‘Transit’ is another provocative thriller from director Christian Petzold," 28 June 2019 This weekend's airing on ABC came with a few digital extras, including a video of Julie Andrews recreating her character Maria's iconic walk down the aisle to marry Captain Georg von Trapp, played by Christopher Plummer. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Watch Julie Andrews Recreate the Iconic Wedding Scene From The Sound of Music," 17 Dec. 2018 Ars Pro++ subscribers get all of the above... along with a few extras. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Ars Pro: You can now PayPal us the money!," 14 Aug. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Those new students hit budgets extra hard because of another quirk in voucher funding that has districts paying the full amount out of local property taxes. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland, "Increase in private school tuition vouchers is costing districts - and soon you," 2 Dec. 2019 If the Jets send extra blocking help Crosby’s way, that could up open opportunities for Clelin Ferrell, Benson Mayowa and other pass-rushers to pressure Darnold. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders see danger in Jets safety Jamal Adams, who can ‘ruin a football game’," 23 Nov. 2019 So the company is being extra careful about its roll-out. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Prepare to Be Watched Everywhere," 21 Nov. 2019 Going over that number could mean you get charged extra at a rate of about 15 cents a mile. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, "Leasing vs. Buying a Car: How to Decide What's Right for You," 1 Aug. 2019 The bikes’ locations are tracked by global positioning satellite and those who leave their bikes at unauthorized locales will be charged extra. Michael J. Williams, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bike-share coming to Encinitas soon," 18 Apr. 2019 The overlay officially kicks in Friday, Nov. 8, which is also the first day of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, an after-hours/extra-ticket event at Magic Kingdom. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Lighting drives new holiday version of Tomorrowland Speedway," 5 Nov. 2019 There were guys from other countries dressed in flamingo costumes and other organized groups yelling so loud for all runners, but extra loud for those of us wearing USA gear. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al, "Alabama ultra runner Micah Morgan places 8th worldwide at 24-Hour championship in France," 1 Nov. 2019 The increase depends on consumption and could range from 64 cents to nearly $2 extra a month until mid-2020. CBS News, "Puerto Rico to spend $20 billion to modernize power grid hit by Hurricane Maria," 24 Oct. 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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Time Traveler for extra

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The first known use of extra was in 1757

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Last Updated

4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Extra.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra-. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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More Definitions for extra

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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