An extra large stack of pancakes.
- 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.
- more, larger, or better than is expected, usual, or necessary; additional or superior
- requiring payment of an added charge
Origin of extracontr. 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 of extra-Classical Latin from exter, exterus: see external
- More than or beyond what is usual, normal, expected, or necessary: earned extra money by freelancing. See Synonyms at superfluous.
- Subject to an additional charge: Coffee does not come with dinner but is extra.
- Something more than is usual or necessary: bought too much paint and gave the extra to a friend.
- Something, such as an accessory on a motor vehicle, for which an additional charge is made.
- A special edition of a newspaper.
- A performer hired to play a minor part, as in a crowd scene in a film.
Origin of extraProbably short for extraordinary
Origin of extra-Latin extrā- from extrā ; see eghs in Indo-European roots.
- (informal) To an extraordinary degree.
- That day he ran to school extra fast.
- (cricket) A run scored without the ball having hit the striker's bat - a wide, bye, leg bye or no ball; in Australia referred to as a sundry.
- An extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle.
- extra, extra, read all about it!
- A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play.
Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-
extra! - Computer Definition
Terminal emulation software for Windows and Mac from Attachmate Corporation. It was used with 3270 and 5250 emulators to gain access to a mainframe or mini from a desktop computer. EXTRA! also provided connectivity to Unix and VMS hosts. See terminal emulation.