- The definition of extra is more, larger, bigger than expected or at an additional cost.
An example of extra used as an adjective is in the sentence, "This coffee is extra hot," which means the coffee is hotter than was expected.
- Extra is defined as more than usual.
An example of extra used as an adverb is in the phrase "extra happy," which means happier than usual.
- Extra means an additional person or thing.
- An example of an extra is a person playing a minor role as a crowd member in a movie.
- An example of an extra is a special edition of a newspaper.
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- more, larger, or better than is expected, usual, or necessary; additional or superior
- requiring payment of an added charge
Origin: contr. ; from extraordinary; also ; from Classical Latin extra, additional, extra ; from extra, adv., more than, outside: see extra-
- an additional charge: often used in pl.
- ☆ a special edition of a newspaper as formerly put out between regular editions to cover news of unusual importance
- an additional benefit or feature
- a spare or leftover copy of something
- an extra worker
- Cricket a run not made from a hit, as a bye
- Film an actor hired by the day to play a minor part, as a member of a crowd scene, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin ; from exter, exterus: see external
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- More than or beyond what is usual, normal, expected, or necessary. See Synonyms at superfluous.
- Better than ordinary; superior: extra fineness.
- Subject to an additional charge: Coffee does not come with dinner but is extra.
- Something more than is usual or necessary.
- Something, such as an accessory on a motor vehicle, for which an additional charge is made.
- A special edition of a newspaper.
- a. An additional or alternate worker.b. A performer hired to play a minor part, as in a crowd scene in a film.
- Something of exceptional quality.
Origin: Probably short for extraordinary.
Origin: Latin extrā-, from extrā; see eghs in Indo-European roots.
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extra - Computer Definition
Terminal emulation software for Windows and Mac from Attachmate Corporation, Seattle, WA. It is used with 3270 and 5250 emulators to gain access to a mainframe or mini from a desktop computer. EXTRA! also provides connectivity to Unix and VMS hosts.
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