beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional: an extra copy of a newspaper; an extra charge.
larger or better than what is usual: an extra binding.
over the top; extreme or excessive: Her behavior is just so extra, so dramatic!
something extra or additional: the little amenities and extras that make life pleasant.
an additional expense.
a special edition of a newspaper, other than a regular edition.
something of superior quality.
Movies, Television. a person hired by the day to play a minor part, as a member of a mob or crowd.
an additional worker.
Usually extras. Cricket. a score or run not made from the bat, as a bye or a wide.
in excess of the usual or specified amount: an extra high price.
beyond the ordinary degree; unusually; uncommonly: done extra well; extra large.
Other definitions for extra- (2 of 2)
a prefix meaning “outside,” “beyond,” freely used as an English formative: extrajudicial; extraterritorial; extra-atmospheric.
- Also extro-.
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How to use extra in a sentence
This final episode of Extras is the perfect Christmastime escape for those who prefer the bittersweet to the saccharine.
Selling off the extras, I saw my neighbor marvel at the scent and murmur that he wished he could afford one.
Lynn Meekins, the managing editor, decided against wasting time and energy on extras.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“All the background extras are real soldiers, and the vehicles, guns, everything are authentic,” says Monaghan.Michelle Monaghan on ‘Fort Bliss,’ the Lack of Roles for Women, and ‘True Detective’ Hysteria | Marlow Stern | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It felt more like a party for the extras than a professional scene.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story | Aurora Snow | August 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Among other extras, the little fellow's hair was treated to a liberal supply of eau de cologne, to his huge gratification.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Now the road was in disorder, every train far behind time, and two "extras" were approaching us.
Medicine and "medical extras" supplied to the paupers in their homes have been included in the term Outdoor Medical Relief.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
Doug takes Mary under his wing and ploughs through as though he were doing a scene and the crowd were extras.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
When he awoke it was nearly dusk and past six o'clock, as he knew by the newsboys calling the sporting extras on the street below.Gallegher and Other Stories | Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for extra (1 of 2)
being more than what is usual or expected; additional
a person or thing that is additional
something for which an additional charge is made: the new car had many extras
an additional edition of a newspaper, esp to report a new development or crisis
films an actor or person temporarily engaged, usually for crowd scenes
cricket a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
US something that is better than usual in quality
unusually; exceptionally: an extra fast car
British Dictionary definitions for extra- (2 of 2)
outside or beyond an area or scope: extrasensory; extraterritorial
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