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

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  2. extranoun

    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. extranoun

    A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  4. extraadverb

    To an extraordinary degree.

    That day he ran to school extra fast.

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  5. extraadjective

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

    Etymology: Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-

  6. extraadjective

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

    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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    Rank popularity for the word 'extra' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1212

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    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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  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. Tom Zegan:

    Yesterday a women told me that she was a medium but I’m pretty sure that she was an extra large.

  2. Gudny Valberg:

    There were 10 million affected when it erupted, because of this volcano, many people's lives changed -- they had an extra week of vacation, or they had to rent a car and drive for miles, or they didn't get to a loved one's funeral.

  3. Finance Morten Boedskov:

    It will be the extra passport that you will be able to have on your mobile phone that documents that you have been vaccinated, we can be among the first in the world to have it and can show it to the rest of the world.

  4. David Hammond:

    We are trying to make a link between the high sugar content and the calories and the actual downstream outcomes [of sugary drinks]. You can say that something has 18 or 24 grams of sugar, but most people have no clue what a gram is, [Health warning labels] provide an extra layer of information that people can understand.

  5. Michael Noonan:

    We see it as moving towards eliminating the deficit, balancing the budget in structural terms and then an opening up of investment on the structural side, we hope that when we do the mid-term review of the capital programme (in 2017), that there will be extra resources available for a stronger investment programme.

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