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

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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. Nick Smith:

    After the rain in Florence, my wife mandated that all future runcations either include an extra adult to help with childcare - or that the kids race with me.

  2. Kristina Rinaldi:

    I want to keep him in a home where he can have a soft bed, some treats and some extra attention.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    For those who want to criticize me for lack of quarantine, realize that if the rules on testing had been followed to a tee, I would never have been tested and would still be walking around the halls of the Capitol, the current guidelines would not have called for me to get tested nor quarantined. It was my extra precaution, out of concern for my damaged lung, that led me to get tested.

  4. Sarah Solomon:

    I wanted to travel more — I didn’t want to have to ask for time off and grovel for extra days, you know?

  5. Dolly Parton:

    My mother, through the years, when we were born, since there were so many of us, used to say,' This one is gon na be you baby. ’ that just meant that you got to take extra care of Beverly Hills Thursday. You have got to get up with it at night and rock Beverly Hills Thursday back and forth. This particular baby that passed away in the movie was my baby.

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