Extra definition

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A performer hired to play a minor part, as in a crowd scene in a film.
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A special edition of a newspaper.
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To an exceptional extent or degree; unusually.

Extra dry.

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Outside; beyond.

Extraterritorial.

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More, larger, or better than is expected, usual, or necessary; additional or superior.
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More than usually; esp., exceptionally.

Extra good quality.

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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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Requiring payment of an added charge.
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An extra person or thing.
  • An additional charge.
  • 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.
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Extra work; extra pay.

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Outside, outside the scope or region of, beyond, besides.
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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.

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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.

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(informal) To an extraordinary degree.

That day he ran to school extra fast.

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(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.
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An extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle.

Extra, extra, read all about it!

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A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play.
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Something, such as an accessory on a motor vehicle, for which an additional charge is made.
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More than or beyond what is usual, normal, expected, or necessary.

Earned extra money by freelancing.

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Subject to an additional charge.

Coffee does not come with dinner but is extra.

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Something more than is usual or necessary.

Bought too much paint and gave the extra to a friend.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
extra
Plural:
extras

Origin of extra

  • L < exter, exterus: see external

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin extrā- from extrā eghs in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably short for extraordinary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

    From Wiktionary