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, extranoun

    a minor actor in crowd scenes

  2. extranoun

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

  3. extra, duplicateadjective

    something additional of the same kind

    "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"

  4. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusadjective

    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, specialadjective

    added to a regular schedule

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

  6. extra, additionaladverb

    further or added

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

  7. extraadverb

    unusually or exceptionally

    "an extra fast car"

Wiktionary

  1. extranoun

    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. extranoun

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

    extra, extra, read all about it!

  3. extranoun

    A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play

  4. extraadverb

    To an extraordinary degree.

    That day he ran to school extra fast.

  5. extraadjective

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

  6. extraadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extraadjective

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

  2. Extranoun

    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  

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  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. Dariush Mozzafarian:

    Numerous trials have shown that, in people trying to lose weight, high-fat diets that focus on reducing starch, other refined grains and sugars are as effective or more effective than healthy low-fat diets in the long term, this trial should finally lay to rest our country’s long-running fear of fat, when it comes from healthy foods such as nuts and extra virgin olive oil.

  2. Gary Barker:

    There needs to be an understanding that a baby being born with microcephaly is an event that is going to increase the chance the father's not going to stick around and he's going to need some extra hand holding.

  3. David Fitzpatrick:

    David Fitzpatrick has that little extra something, that little sparkle that sets a dog apart.

  4. Linda Campbell:

    A child with a disability who needs extra care can disrupt the sibling dynamic.

  5. Adam Scaife:

    When an El Nino comes and raises the global temperature...that is the extra bit that creates a record.

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