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

Arcuri, who missed the opener vs. Tulsa with an ankle injury, also played up front on extra-point and field-goal units. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football may have found a big-play weapon in Elijah Collins," 8 Sep. 2019 Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil overtop and season with salt and pepper. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "“East Bay Cooks” celebrates culinary diversity of Oakland, Berkeley and other cities," 6 Sep. 2019 The homeowners either paid an acceptable ransom for the removal of the toilet or paid extra to transport the unflattering item elsewhere. Dennis Hohenberger, courant.com, "Leos Introduce ‘Star Spangled’ Fundraising Drive For 2019," 5 Sep. 2019 Airfare, hotel and all travel accouterments are extra. Stephen Williams, New York Times, "This Car Comes in Any Color You Want, So Long as It’s Valencia Red," 5 Sep. 2019 Be extra careful with the delicate curving lines of the eyebrows and whiskers. Joan Lang, Woman's Day, "Friendly Feline Pumpkin," 5 Sep. 2019 At a Publix supermarket in Cocoa Beach, Ed Ciecirski in the customer service department said the pharmacy was extra busy with people rushing to fill prescriptions. Author: Adriana Gomez Licon, Ellis Rua, Anchorage Daily News, "Hurricane Dorian puts 10 million Floridians in its path," 30 Aug. 2019 And others may be more reluctant to pay extra for a repair program, Apple Care, which has been helping the company boost revenue in its rapidly growing services business. Michael Liedtke, Twin Cities, "Cracked iPhone screen? You’ll have more places to fix it," 29 Aug. 2019 The comeback win ignited the Bearcats’ football team and fan base and now, expectations are extra high. The Si Staff, SI.com, "College Football Week 1 Picks: Who Has the Edge on Opening Weekend?," 29 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

All races drawn for Saturday will be brought back as extras. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Laurel Park cancels Saturday and Sunday racing because of excessive heat forecasts," 18 July 2019 That price also didn’t include all of the extras that people tend to buy for tablets, including a keyboard and stylus, driving the price point up even higher. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "Blank Slate: Google to Stop Producing Its Own Tablet Computers," 20 June 2019 While locations in Croatia and Spain normally stand in for the city, huge sets were constructed in Northern Ireland allowing for its eventual destruction where production required up to 600 extras a day. Daron James, Los Angeles Times, "How visual effects created the fiery chaos in ‘Game of Thrones’," 8 Aug. 2019 No need, either, for the experimental rule that was set to go effect: If the game went into extras, each team would start the 10th with an automatic runner on second base. baltimoresun.com, "MLB All-Star Game: American League holds on for seventh straight victory, 4-3," 10 July 2019 No need, either, for the experimental rule that was set to go effect: If the game went into extras, each team would start the 10th with an automatic runner on second base. Ben Walker, courant.com, "Bieber, AL pitchers quiet NL’s big bats for All-Star win," 10 July 2019 Neither price necessarily reflects what a new buyer might pay after accounting for options and extras, but even the top trim Fiesta ST, starting at $21,340, is a fraction of the Escalade’s sticker. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Endangered species? SUVs squeezing out affordable, entry-level cars," 22 June 2019 Boards are served with extras like crackers and bread, olives, Marcona almonds, local honey, jams, mustard and cornichons. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Did some one say grilled-cheese bar? At Mystic Cheese, it’s always a race to keep up with demand," 24 July 2019 Accessories Make your sink work harder with a few smart extras. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Sinks," 11 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Try extra-tough evergreen holly bushes that don’t get too tall, either native American inkberry (Ilex glabra) or the similar Japanese holly (Ilex crenata). Boston.com Real Estate, "Ask the Gardener: Unhappy hosta? The solution may be in your fridge," 5 Sep. 2019 To prove her point, Lola returned to her parents’ room later in the evening to find the door closed and made sure to knock extra loudly this time. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Daughter Lola Walked in on Them Having Sex: 'You Ruined My Life'," 17 June 2019 You may be given recognition or an opportunity to showcase your skills, but you may be required to work extra hard just to meet minimum requirements. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for Aug. 7, 2019: Happy birthday Michael Shannon; Capricorn, Rome wasn’t built in a day," 7 Aug. 2019 But Brader says that the high-pressure dome has been extra strong this year. Matthew Cappucci, Anchorage Daily News, "An atmospheric river is drenching parts of Alaska after a stretch of scorching weather," 6 Aug. 2019 CampKeepers will even supply firewood and potable water for a few dollars extra. Joshua Berman, The Know, "10 app and websites to make booking your next camping trip easier," 31 July 2019 The walk-off Gatorade bath must have felt extra refreshing following a tense eighth that left the score tied 2-2. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Walk-off win caps sweep for streaking A’s," 14 July 2019 Our budget conferees and staff are working extra-long hours to bring home the budget. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Despite state budget uncertainty, Ohio lawmakers receive full July pay," 9 July 2019 Despite having to work extra to cover for a lost member, the crew was glad to see Kolomeitseva off the ship. Justin Curto, PEOPLE.com, "Below Deck Med Chef Mila Kolomeitseva Gets Fired After Multiple Cooking Disasters," 2 July 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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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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