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Meaning & Definition of Extra in English

English

Extra

/ɛkstrə/

noun

1. A minor actor in crowd scenes

    synonym:
  • supernumerary
  • ,
  • spear carrier
  • ,
  • extra

2. An additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

    synonym:
  • extra

3. Something additional of the same kind

  • "He always carried extras in case of an emergency"
    synonym:
  • extra
  • ,
  • duplicate

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • excess
  • ,
  • extra
  • ,
  • redundant
  • ,
  • spare
  • ,
  • supererogatory
  • ,
  • superfluous
  • ,
  • supernumerary
  • ,
  • surplus

2. Added to a regular schedule

  • "A special holiday flight"
  • "Put on special buses for the big game"
    synonym:
  • extra
  • ,
  • special

3. Further or added

  • "Called for additional troops"
  • "Need extra help"
  • "An extra pair of shoes"
    synonym:
  • extra
  • ,
  • additional

adverb

1. Unusually or exceptionally

  • "An extra fast car"
    synonym:
  • extra

Examples of using

Can you put up some extra guests for the night?
I have an extra ticket.
Tom is extra careful.