What does extra mean?

Definitions for extra
ˈɛk strəex·tra

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extra.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  2. extra(Noun)

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

    extra, extra, read all about it!

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  3. extra(Noun)

    A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  4. extra(Adverb)

    To an extraordinary degree.

    That day he ran to school extra fast.

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  5. extra(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  6. extra(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extra

    eks′tra, adj. beyond or more than the usual or the necessary: extraordinary: additional.—adv. unusually.—n. what is extra or additional, as an item above and beyond the ordinary school curriculum: something over and above the usual course or charge in a bill, &c.: a special edition of a newspaper containing later news, &c.—adjs. Ex′tra-condensed′ (print.), extremely narrow in proportion to the height; Ex′tra-con′stellary, outside of the constellations; Extradō′tal, not forming part of the dowry; Ex′tra-foliā′ceous (bot.), situated outside of or away from the leaves; Ex′tra-forā′neous, outdoor; Ex′tra-judi′cial, out of the proper court, or beyond the usual course of legal proceeding.—adv. Ex′tra-judi′cially.—adjs. Ex′tra-lim′ital, not found within a given faunal area: lying outside a prescribed area—also Extralim′itary; Ex′tra-mun′dane, beyond the material world; Ex′tra-mū′ral, without or beyond the walls; Ex′tra-offi′cial, not being within official rights, &c.; Ex′tra-parō′chial, beyond the limits of a parish; Ex′tra-phys′ical, not subject to physical laws; Ex′tra-profes′sional, outside the usual limits of professional duty; Extr′a-pro′vincial, outside the limits of a particular province; Ex′tra-reg′ular, unlimited by rules; Ex′tra-sō′lar, beyond the solar system; Ex′tra-trop′ical, situated outside the tropics; Ex′tra-ū′terine, situated outside the uterus; Extravas′cular, situated outside of the vascular system. [Perh. a contraction for extraordinary.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Extra

    Addition for something, something more than needed

    Submitted by rinat on September 16, 2019  

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

How to pronounce extra?

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How to say extra in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of extra in a Sentence

  1. Todd Hamilton:

    It could be a week where the ball is running so much you might get a quirky winner, if you get a guy who is accurate, the extra run that you get from your tee shot favors the guy that doesn't hit it that far. I think this could be a week when a guy in his 50s or mid-to-late 40s could possibly do something crazy.

  2. Lisa Leake:

    Since schooling from home doesn't take as long as going in-person, Kristi King can use the extra time to add an important life skill to Kristi King child's curriculum -- cooking in the kitchen !

  3. Otto Friedrichsen:

    By taking part in the consolidation, you effectively buy a pile of steel, but customers are not loyal in this business. So the big risk is that you are left with extra shipping capacity, while price-sensitive customers slip away, i don't think acquisitions is the way to go.

  4. Tom Watson:

    I've had a hard look at the course and remembered some of the things that you need to have in your arsenal to play this course, i have to go through a lot of players to win, and it would be extra special at my age.

  5. Mark Jewell:

    They're starving our school districts. Our local school districts are trying to decide whether to hire an extra remediation( employee) or get toilet paper in the bathroom, we're just standing up and saying,' Enough is enough.'.

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