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extra

adjective

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being over what is needed
  • always has extra food on hand in the event that unexpected company drops by

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extra

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of extra (Entry 2 of 3)

to a great degree
  • the children tried to be extra quiet while their mother was recovering

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extra

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of extra (Entry 3 of 3)

1 an interchangeable part or piece of equipment that is kept on hand for replacement of an original
  • that portable player runs through batteries incredibly fast, so I always keep plenty of extras on hand

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2 something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary
  • the motel is clean and comfortable, but there are no extras

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3 something given in addition to what is ordinarily expected or owed
  • as an extra, the dealer filled the tank of my new car

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The first known use of extra was in 1757

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“Extra.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extra. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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