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Definitions of extra

  1. further or added; " called for additional troops"; " need extra help"; " an extra pair of shoes"; " I have no other shoes"; " there are other possibilities"
  2. something additional of the same kind; " he always carried extras in case of an emergency"
  3. 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"
  4. added to a regular schedule; " a special holiday flight"; " put on special buses for the big game"
  5. a minor actor in crowd scenes
  6. unusually or exceptionally; " an extra fast car"
  7. an additional edition of a newspaper ( usually to report a crisis)
  8. Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. An edition of a newspaper issued at a time other than the regular one.
  12. A run, as from a bye, credited to the general score but not made from a hit.
  13. Something of an extra quality or grade.
  14. 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.
  15. Something in addition to what is usual; a copy of a newspaper issued in addition to the regular edition.
  16. Over and above what is ordinary; additional; unusually good.
  17. Beyond or more than is necessary; extraordinary; additional.
  18. Additional; more than customary.
  19. More than usual; additional.
  20. Something beyond what is usual or required.
  21. Outside; beyond; besides; as, extraordinary.
  22. Beyond what is agreed upon or what is usual.
  23. Something in addition to what is agreed upon or looked for as customary.
  24. A Latin prefix denoting outside of, beyond usual; in excess.
  25. A common prefix, denoting above or beyond usual; in excess; additional; out of.
  26. Beyond what is usual, or has been agreed upon; additional, as extra work, extra hours, extra quantity.
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Quotes of extra

  1. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. – Muhammad Ali
  2. Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. – Gary Ryan Blair
  3. It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married- those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there's like this extra 10 years of that angst. – Zach Braff
  4. I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility. – Christopher Eccleston
  5. If you have a little extra parking, I err on the side of getting rid of it in favor of having some more greenery. – Michael King
  6. The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. – Federico Garcia Lorca
  7. I would do anything to keep looking the job. I think you make an extra effort if you're on show. – Joanna Lumley
  8. Every crisis offers you extra desired power. – William Moulton Marston
  9. Back then, I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time. – Joni Mitchell
  10. I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field... It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end. – Michelle Rodriguez
  11. Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  12. Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee. – Anthony Sampson
  13. You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing. – Alan Shepard
  14. There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color. – Major Taylor

Usage examples for extra

  1. Be ready with the extra wheel, Mr. Sharp! – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  2. Why didn't you tell us there were five, Betsy, and save us all this extra trouble? – Tattine by Ruth Ogden
  3. That's why we have all the extra children here- the circus money has paid for them, and they are to have two weeks on this beautiful mountain. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Country by Laura Lee Hope
  4. " I used to pay four," said Mr. Jeminy, looking for the extra penny. – Autumn by Robert Nathan
  5. We had felt sure that he would be there; and the Doctor had intended to give him some extra instructions about the food for the animals we had left at the house. – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  6. Orlov, afraid of tears, went quickly into his study, and I don't know why- whether it was that he wished to cause her extra pain, or whether he remembered it was usually done in such cases- he locked the door after him. – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  7. So far as she was concerned, with a few extra touches the wedding might proceed at once. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  8. 2564. Don't you allow a little for the extra trouble and risk you have with your knitters? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. " We are taking you as a sort of extra man," she explained. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. Mr. Ellsworth told him to sit with us and he came over and sat in an extra chair right next to me. – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  11. No, sir, it's an extra holiday. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  12. For this sentence Claes had to pay three florins: but he gave an extra florin to his son, and bought him a pilgrim's habit. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  13. Of course you will spend all of your extra time at home. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. Wouldn't one extra effort, a final attempt to break through that closed mind be made? – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  15. I had read of him in a certain extra as my steamer left New York. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  16. Shall you be able to afford a better house with an extra five hundred? – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. Extra humanity, or the attempt at it, can be dangerous. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. But I've charged 'em extra – The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs
  19. The treasure was a bottle three- parts full of brandy, Professor Thunder's extra special. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  20. Don't you want this extra shawl? – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Rhymes for extra

  • dextra, xtra;

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