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 Toss everything together right on the sheet pan instead of a bowl first to save yourself from dirtying an extra dish before popping it into the oven. Washington Post, "7 ideas for simple side dishes to round out dinner," 7 May 2021 Finding that perfect-pitch gift for these multi-sided moms often requires extra-sensory powers. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "What moms really want for Mother’s Day (Hint: It’s complicated)," 7 May 2021 The extra strength formula supports the structural integrity of joints and connective tissues. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Hip and Joint Supplement for Senior Dogs," 7 May 2021 For extra convenience, these shorts also have size pockets and a back zippered pocket. Travel + Leisure, "The Best Running Shorts for Women," 7 May 2021 With the extra output, Pfizer had begun shipping U.S.-produced doses to countries including Mexico and Canada, while Moderna agreed to donate doses to the Covax initiative to supply shots to poor nations. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, "U.S. Support for Patent Waiver Unlikely to Cost Covid-19 Vaccine Makers in Short Term," 7 May 2021 But the extra heat is making ocean water expand, causing sea levels to rise and threatening coastal communities around the world. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Our oceans are amazing, but they need our help," 7 May 2021 Ricaurte, who played in the heated Clasico Paisa between Deportivo Independiente Medellin and Atletico Nacional in his native Colombia, said those feelings of a game with a little extra will be present for everyone who Gonzalez puts on the field. Dallas News, "This is the one: FC Dallas rekindles rivalry with Houston Dynamo ahead of Texas Derby," 7 May 2021 All the extra duties during the pandemic disrupted the parents’ ability to actively work for pay. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Mothers see signs of economic hope after a year of stress," 7 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, "Actor accused of using money from Ponzi scheme to buy $6 million L.A. home, pay credit card debt," 8 Apr. 2021 Created with Stephen Merchant, Extras stars Gervais as, well, a professional extra. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best TV Shows on Netflix Right Now," 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, "Got jury duty? Here’s what to expect in San Diego federal court," 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, "Play or not, all Division I fall sports athletes receiving extra year of eligibility," 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, "In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offline," 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, "How to shop Bay Area farmers’ markets while avoiding crowds: Buy a farm box," 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, "Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today," 15 May 2020 Games are typically free to play, but spending on such extras makes titles lucrative for developers. Takashi Mochizuki, Bloomberg.com, "Profits Are Peaking for the World’s Most Lucrative Mobile Games," 10 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb FC Cincinnati is reasonably deep in the midfield and has players that should be extra-motivated to impress up top, especially Brenner and Locadia. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, "FC Cincinnati 2021 MLS preview: 'We have to earn respect'," 16 Apr. 2021 Applying sunscreen before a day of outdoorsy fun is extra important if your pet is thin-haired, hairless or unpigmented. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "All the essentials your dog actually needs, according to vets," 26 Feb. 2021 Because people who have sickle cell have double the risk of dying from COVID-19, many with the disease have had to be extra careful for the past year. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "New York City marks 1 year since learning state's first COVID death; California opens vaccine eligibility: Latest COVID-19 updates," 15 Mar. 2021 Because people who have sickle cell have double the risk of dying from COVID-19 many with the disease have had to be extra careful for the past year. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "'I can go back to society': Patients with sickle cell find freedom with COVID-19 vaccine," 14 Mar. 2021 From cozy down jackets to extra-warm heat tech, the Japanese brand has staples for Zoom meetings and winter hikes alike—up to 50% off. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "55 Best Cyber Monday Deals 2020 You Can Still Shop Right Now," 1 Dec. 2020 In prepared remarks, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta has asked county residents to be extra aware of details related to mandatory evacuations and considerations needed for at-risk people such as senior adults. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "COVID-19 adds new twists to storm prep, warn officials in Brazoria County," 19 Aug. 2020 This price cut is more rare than a $2 steak, with true discounts on grills being extra hard to find so far this year. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, "The Weber Spirit II E-310 is the best grill we've ever tested—and on sale just in time for spring," 2 Apr. 2021 Miami Beach always attracts large crowds of spring breakers, but after a year of coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions, the stir-crazy seem to be wanting to party extra hard. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Miami Beach officials say they're prepared for another weekend of large spring break crowds," 26 Mar. 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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10 May 2021

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“Extra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra. Accessed 11 May. 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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