Extra - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekstrə|  American pronunciation of the word extra
Brit.  |ˈekstrə|  British pronunciation of the word extra


- a minor actor in crowd scenes (syn: supernumerary)
- an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
- something additional of the same kind (syn: duplicate)
he always carried extras in case of an emergency


- unusually or exceptionally
an extra fast car


- more than is needed, desired, or required (syn: excess, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus)
found some extra change lying on the dresser
extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
- added to a regular schedule (syn: special)
- further or added (syn: additional)
need extra help
an extra pair of shoes

Extra examples

She got a part-time job to earn some extra money.

He gave us an extra week to finish the job.

There's no extra charge for breakfast.

The package deal includes some nice extras.

Thousands of extras were hired for the battle scene.

You have to pay $5 extra for room service.

The food was extra good.

The roads are slippery, so be extra careful.

This is an extra special occasion.

The price of your meal is extra.

The larger edition contains three maps extra.

I'd have to be extra careful.

We were all told to try extra hard to be nice to him.

Could you get an extra loaf of bread?

Allow extra time for your journey.

Word forms

singular: extra
plural: extras
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