supernumerary, spear carrier, extra(noun)
a minor actor in crowd scenes
an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
something additional of the same kind
"he always carried extras in case of an emergency"
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"
added to a regular schedule
"a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
further or added
"called for additional troops"; "need extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes"
unusually or exceptionally
"an extra fast car"
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
an extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle
extra, extra, read all about it!
A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play
To an extraordinary degree.
That day he ran to school extra fast.
Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary.
Extraordinarily good; superior; as extra work, extra pay.
Origin: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-
beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay
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
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'extra' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1212
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extra' in Written Corpus Frequency: #703
Rank popularity for the word 'extra' in Adjectives Frequency: #137
The numerical value of extra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of extra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- извънреден, особено, допълнителен, извънредно изданиеBulgarian
- navíc, extraCzech
- adicional, exceso, extremadamenteSpanish
- lisa-, liigneEstonian
- ylimääräinen, lisä-, lisänumero, ekstra-, erityisenFinnish
- hors-série, particulièrement, supplémentaireFrench
- a bharrachdScottish Gaelic
- auka-, extraIcelandic
- straordinariamente, extra, eccezionalmenteItalian
- 号外, 余分, 余分なJapanese
- особо, особенноRussian
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