extra

adjective
ex·​tra | \ˈek-strə \

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

Travelers willing to pay extra for shorter lines have a few options. Alison Sider, WSJ, "The Struggle to Make Airport Lines a Little Less Awful," 14 Nov. 2018 But for $160, Everlane’s extra-puffy option will do the trick thanks to its microfiber thermal insulation and boxy fit with a hidden drawstring waist that's designed to keep in heat. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Everlane's ReNew Puffer With a 38,000 Person Waitlist Is Back in Stock," 29 Oct. 2018 At first Perkins wasn't a fan of the extra step in her routine, but after seeing the toner pad covered in makeup—even after cleansing twice—she was convinced. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Desi Perkins Shares Her Nighttime Skincare Routine," 25 Sep. 2018 The remote job sounds like a pretty sweet gig — and a good way to to earn some extra money around the holidays. Temi Adebowale, House Beautiful, "Williams-Sonoma Is Hiring For Thousands Of Work-From-Home Positions," 28 Aug. 2018 Those older Americans with mobility challenges face a dearth of options; according to the latest available estimates from 2011, only 3.5 percent of the nation’s homes had single-floor living, no-step entry, and extra-wide halls and doors. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges," 14 Nov. 2018 Presumably these issues will be part of the same update that will fix the random extra-notch behavior and the camera’s occasional inability to save a photo. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google offers Pixel 3XL users free Play Store credit, promises bug fixes 'in the coming weeks'," 6 Nov. 2018 The organizers take pity on us and pull an extra table over and scrounge up two chairs. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "Why the 'Gilmore Girls' Fan Festival Is the Ultimate Friends Weekend Getaway," 26 Oct. 2018 In case the scripted series wasn't enough 'Dirty John' content, Bravo's sister network Oxygen has something extra planned. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Hit Podcast 'Dirty John' Is Being Made Into a TV Show Starring Connie Britton," 18 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Caravan Outfitters also offers extras like bike carriers, a Yakima roof box, and a sonar bumper warning system. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Modular camper van sleeps two and hauls gear, asks $37K," 22 Oct. 2018 Phoebe WeinbergGreatways TravelWeinberg can get you the best rooms (like No. 6 at Singita Lebombo Lodge or No. 1 at Vumbura Plains, plus over-the-top extras like helicopter flights above the Okavango Delta. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 At one point, Debby says being the target of staring, pointing, and disrespectful comments (while in character in the suit) from extras on set disturbed her. Gavin Harwin, Teen Vogue, "Debby Ryan on "Insatiable," Mental Health, and the Pressure of Hollywood," 18 Aug. 2018 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list came out, and so rather than reviewing a single restaurant, this week, Jonathan Gold considers 50 of them (100 really, plus extras). latimes.com, "The best restaurants in the world, and in local malls," 23 June 2018 The city also wants to include extras such as sidewalk and lighting improvements and extra police patrols. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's program to improve facades mostly helps established areas, so city tries new tack," 9 June 2018 The registration fee is $30 for fun run participants and $12 extra per older sibling to participate in the other activities, but not the run itself. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Kids fun run on May 20 will help infants," 2 May 2018 The field of power banks is enormous, and some offer unique features like wireless charging or gimmicky extras such as flashlights. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best battery packs for carrying everywhere and charging everything," 17 Aug. 2018 Visitors can also purchase all kinds of pricey but interesting extras, like one that has super-knowledgeable brand ambassadors talking guests through a tasting in a luxurious private lounge. Tara Nurin, Philly.com, "In Dublin, a story of whiskey is more than just one night at the pub," 8 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

But if all goes according to plan, NASA should receive that extra strong signal from InSight post-landing around 3:01PM ET. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch NASA engineers track the harrowing landing of a spacecraft on Mars today," 26 Nov. 2018 As if the candy weren't enough, some restaurant chains are offering extra sweet treats for Halloween. Doreen Christensen, The Seattle Times, "Halloween deals on ice cream and pancakes," 26 Oct. 2018 In times like these, the world feels extra shattered, Schloss said. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "After Pittsburgh shooting, Seattle synagogues work ‘to get people through this’," 29 Oct. 2018 Photo: ian walton/Reuters Even at Leicester City, far from being a contender this season, England center back Harry Maguire has realized the importance of adding extra attacking dimensions to his game. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "To Premier League Defenders, Defending Is Only Half the Job," 20 Sep. 2018 Courtesy of Lume Traveler The Lume Traveler’s extra larger moon roof uses Sunbrella fabric that measures 6 feet by 3.6 feet and stretches across most of the roof. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Aluminum camper trailer features a convertible roof for star gazing," 13 Aug. 2018 Those who really believed in the powers of the orgone box/egg also slept on pendulum beds under different colored lights (blue, green) in order to absorb extra stimulated energy. refinery29.com, "Kylie Jenner, Crystals & Cults: Inside The Mysterious Orgonite Society," 13 July 2018 But this is spring training, where the atmosphere is lighter and the crowd sits extra close to the field. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Clayton Kershaw is turning 30, but he doesn't feel that old," 19 Mar. 2018 The clear, blue water that washed ashore a month ago had some Galveston businesses counting extra green, figures from the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau show. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston’s blue water was a boon for island business," 6 July 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

: very or unusually

extra-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of extra- (Entry 4 of 4)

: outside or beyond

extra

adjective
ex·​tra | \ˈek-strə \

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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