What does extra mean?

Definitions for extra
ˈɛk strəex·tra

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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. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu:

    The government is always willing to walk the extra mile to accommodate the views of opposition parties and take up a discussion on each and every issue.

  2. Dominik Stillhart:

    Following the fall of the last territory held by Islamic State group, we fear there is an extra risk of losing track of Louisa, though we remain hopeful this period will instead open new opportunities for us to learn more about her whereabouts and well-being, we call on anyone with information to please come forward. If our colleagues are still being held, we call for their immediate and unconditional release.

  3. Robert Hughes Jr.:

    I think people are making really rational choices, we're going to have to reduce the burden of balancing work and family life, and most of that is probably going to be on the side of altering work schedules and providing new parents in particular with extra supports during that transitional period.

  4. Sal Guatieri:

    All The Fed commentary to date has suggested they will proceed very patiently and very gradually in normalizing policy. Our sense is the Fed might be extra cautious moving on rates close to the election since they'll have to be seen as politically neutral, based on our view of how the economy will perform over the next six months and( considering) the U.S. is pretty close to full employment now... December is probably as good a time as any to move next.

  5. Ted Ligety:

    One of the cool things about ski racing is there is never a perfect run so it's hard to be satisfied in that sense, you can always go that extra step, i don't think any of us have the realistic goal of having the perfect run. Ski racing is the most variable sport out there, conditions change run-to-run, we only get one chance at it and the margin for error is tiny.

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