Definitions for EXTRAˈɛk strə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•traˈɛk strə(adj.; n.; adv.)(pl.)-tras

  1. (adj.)beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional:

    Make an extra copy.

  2. superior to the usual:

    extra comfort.

  3. provided at an additional charge:

    Home delivery is extra.

  4. (n.)an additional feature.

  5. an additional expense or charge.

  6. a special edition of a newspaper.

  7. an additional worker, esp. a person hired by the day to appear in the background action of a film.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. something of superior quality.

  9. (adv.)in excess of the usual amount, size, or degree:

    extra tall.

Origin of extra:

1770–80; shortening of extraordinary , later influenced by extra-


  1. a prefix meaning “outside of,”“beyond the bounds of”:

    extragalactic; extralegal; extrasensory.

    Category: Affix

Origin of extra-:

< L, prefixal use of extrā (adv. and prep.) outside (of), without

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supernumerary, spear carrier, extra(noun)

    a minor actor in crowd scenes

  2. extra(noun)

    an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

  3. extra, duplicate(adj)

    something additional of the same kind

    "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"

  4. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus(adj)

    more than is needed, desired, or required

    "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

  5. extra, special(adj)

    added to a regular schedule

    "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"

  6. extra, additional(adverb)

    further or added

    "called for additional troops"; "need extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes"

  7. extra(adverb)

    unusually or exceptionally

    "an extra fast car"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. extra(adjective)ˈɛk strə

    added to what is already there

    I'll bring some extra food.; The city asked for an extra $10 million.

  2. extraˈɛk strə

    to cost more than the basic amount

    The special features are $30 extra.

  3. extra(adverb)ˈɛk strə

    more than a particular amount of money

    Do I have to pay extra for that?

  4. extraˈɛk strə

    in addition to what is usual

    Take another sweater to keep you extra warm.

  5. extra(noun)ˈɛk strə

    sth that is added

    Take a few extras to give to other people.

  6. extraˈɛk strə

    sb who is seen in the background of a movie

    She got work as an extra.


  1. extra(Noun)

    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

  2. extra(Noun)

    an extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle

    extra, extra, read all about it!

  3. extra(Noun)

    A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play

  4. extra(Adverb)

    To an extraordinary degree.

    That day he ran to school extra fast.

  5. extra(Adjective)

    Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary.

  6. extra(Adjective)

    Extraordinarily good; superior; as extra work, extra pay.

  7. Origin: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extra(adj)

    beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay

  2. Extra(noun)

    something in addition to what is due, expected, or customary; something in addition to the regular charge or compensation, or for which an additional charge is made; as, at European hotels lights are extras


  1. Extra

    A background actor or extra is a performer in a film, television show, stage, musical, opera or ballet production, who appears in a nonspeaking, nonsinging or nondancing capacity, usually in the background. War films and epic films often employ background actors in large numbers: some films have featured hundreds or even thousands of paid background actors as cast members. Likewise, grand opera can involve many background actors appearing in spectacular productions. On a film or TV set, background actors are usually referred to as "background talent", "background performers", "background artists", "background cast members" or simply "background" while the term "extra" is rarely used. In a stage production, background actors are commonly referred to as "supernumeraries". In opera and ballet, they are called either "extras" or "supers".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXTRA' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1212

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXTRA' in Written Corpus Frequency: #703

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXTRA' in Adjectives Frequency: #137

Translations for EXTRA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something extra, or something for which an extra price is charged

The college fees cover teaching only; – stationery and other equipment are extras.

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