Definitions for: Extra


[n] something additional of the same kind; "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"
[n] a minor actor in crowd scenes
[adv] unusually or exceptionally; "an extra fast car"
[adj] further or added; "called for additional troops"; "need extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes"; "I have no other shoes"; "there are other possibilities"
[adj] 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"
[adj] added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex"tra- [L., fr. exter. See Exterior.]
A Latin preposition, denoting beyond, outside of; -- often
used in composition as a prefix signifying outside of,
beyond, besides, or in addition to what is denoted by the
word to which it is prefixed.


Ex"tra, a.
Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary;
additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good;
superior; as, extra work; extra pay. ``By working extra
hours.'' --H. Spencer.


Ex"tra, n.; pl. Extras.
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. [Colloq.]


Ex"tra, n.
1. Something in addition to what is due, expected, or
customary; esp., an added charge or fee, or something for
which an additional charge is made.

2. An edition of a newspaper issued at a time other than the
regular one.

3. (Cricket) A run, as from a bye, credited to the general
score but not made from a hit.

4. Something of an extra quality or grade.

Synonyms: added, additional, duplicate, excess, other(a), redundant, spare, spear carrier, special, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, unneeded, unscheduled

See Also: actor, histrion, player, role player, stuff, sundries, sundry, thespian, whatchamacallit, whatsis

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