Definition of extra in English:

extra

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛkstrə
 
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adjective

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 involved
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  • 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.
Synonyms

adverb

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1 [as submodifier] To a greater extent than usual; especially: he is trying to be extra good
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  • 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.
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2In addition: installation will cost about £60 extra
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  • 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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noun

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1An item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary: I had an education with all the extras
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  • 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).
Synonyms
1.1An item for which an additional charge is made: the price includes all major charges—there are no hidden extras
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  • 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 extras
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  • 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.
Synonyms
walk-on, supernumerary, spear carrier; walk-on part, minor role, non-speaking role, bit part
1.3 Cricket A run scored other than from a hit with the bat, credited to the batting side rather than to a batsman.
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  • 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 extra
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  • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century (as an adjective): probably a shortening of extraordinary, suggested by similar forms in French and German.

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