- Added to an existing or usual amount or number: they offered him an extra thirty-five cents an hour a lot of extra work is involvedMore example sentences
- If it doesn't involve me personally receiving a large amount of extra cash each month, then frankly I'm not interested.
- The hospital is also criticised for the amount of extra hours worked by staff, a lack of employee appraisals and the response rate to the questionnaire.
- Vitamin D from food contained only about 10 per cent of our needs and people needed to get extra amounts from sunbathing.
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- 1 [as submodifier] To a greater extent than usual; especially: he is trying to be extra goodMore example sentences
exceptionally, particularly, specially, especially, very, extremely, singularly, peculiarly, distinctly; unusually, extraordinarily, uncommonly, uniquely, remarkably, strikingly, outstandingly, amazingly, incredibly, awfully, terribly, really, unwontedly, notably, markedly, decidedly, surprisingly, conspicuously, signallypowerful, right
- People mattered, and especially that one extra special person on which his world hinged.
- Drivers are extra cautious along that particular stretch of the national highway, lest any cattle should cross the road.
- And as an extra special appreciation of his service I left him twenty of the twenty-five pence to spend on whatever he wanted.
- 2In addition: installation will cost about £60 extraMore example sentences
- A cassette player is considered an option and costs extra.
- As well as the weekly hotel costs, everything else costs extra.
- It will cost about £25,000 extra a month to keep airborne and all the money is raised by public donations.
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- 1An item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary: I had an education with all the extrasMore example sentences
- Second line gear are necessary extras that are included in load bearing equipment or tactical vests.
- Stock the car with a diaper bag filled with all the necessary extras so you'll always be prepared.
- I'd need another half page to list the cabin extras (never a necessity with a 5 - Series, by the way).
- 1.1An item for which an additional charge is made: the price includes all major charges—there are no hidden extrasMore example sentences
- It's a charge on US and if you try to charge us hidden extras, we'll just take all our money out of the banks and put them under the duvet!
- There were immense black plumes at each corner and a black velvet pall covered the coffin… but these were charged as extras!
- Why not a booklet listing all the extras available and the charge for each?
- 1.2A person engaged temporarily to fill out a crowd scene in a film or play: the film used an army of extrasMore example sentences
- Ultimately, he was referred to a casting agency, which got him a part as an extra in a crowd scene for the film Deep Impact.
- To his credit, Polanski pays tribute to the many Poles who made this film possible, working as extras for the crowd scenes and in technical capacities as well.
- Many of the inhabitants, mostly poor Christians, were thrilled to have a film set in their village - and even agreed to serve as extras in a crowd scene.
- 1.3 Cricket A run scored other than from a hit with the bat, credited to the batting side rather than to a batsman.More example sentences
- The batsmen were also helped by some wayward bowling with 61 extras, including 40 wides, being conceded.
- Was England's total at Kingston the highest in which the highest score came from extras?
- However, with 5 dropped catches and 30 extras all was not necessarily well with the Windies.
- 1.4 • dated A special issue of a newspaper: she stood under an awning and read the extraMore example sentences
- Yes, it was a sprint on the first day to produce two extras and then the Sunday newspaper but this story will be with us for months and we have to respond accordingly.
- In an effort to discount the news a German paper published an extra that a decisive would be fought within the next few days.
- The last time The Chronicle published an extra was Feb. 1, 2003, when the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated over East Texas.
mid 17th century (as an adjective): probably a shortening of extraordinary, suggested by similar forms in French and German.