extra

Something extra is more than you need or more than you usually have. It's never a bad idea to bake extra chocolate chip cookies.

Sometimes extra things are good, like the extra money you made this month or the extra attention you get on your birthday. Other times, they're not so great: nobody needs extra problems or extra traffic. Extra can also be an adverb, meaning "especially" or "unusually," like when your dog behaves extra well or you plan an extra special party for your friend. Extra comes from extraordinary, from the Latin root extra ordinem, "outside normal events."

Primary Meanings of extra

1.
adjadvn
more than is needed, desired, or required
unusually or exceptionally
something additional of the same kind
2.
n
a minor actor in crowd scenes
3.
n
an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
Full Definitions of extra
1

adj more than is needed, desired, or required

“found some extra change lying on the dresser”
extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts”
Synonyms:
excess, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
unnecessary, unneeded
not necessary

adj further or added

“need extra help”
“an extra pair of shoes”
Synonyms:
additional
additive
characterized or produced by addition

adj added to a regular schedule

Synonyms:
special
unscheduled
not scheduled or not on a regular schedule

adv unusually or exceptionally

“an extra fast car”

n something additional of the same kind

“he always carried extras in case of an emergency”
Synonyms:
duplicate
Type of:
artefact, artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole
2

n a minor actor in crowd scenes

Synonyms:
spear carrier, supernumerary
Type of:
actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian
a theatrical performer
3

n an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

Type of:
edition
an issue of a newspaper

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