[ US /ˈɛkstɹə/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛkstɹɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a minor actor in crowd scenes
  2. an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
  3. something additional of the same kind
    he always carried extras in case of an emergency
ADJECTIVE
  1. added to a regular schedule
    put on special buses for the big game
    a special holiday flight
  2. more than is needed, desired, or required
    extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    found some extra change lying on the dresser
    supernumerary ornamentation
    sleeping in the spare room
    trying to lose excess weight
    surplus cheese distributed to the needy
    skills made redundant by technological advance
    delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  3. further or added
    need extra help
    called for additional troops
    an extra pair of shoes
ADVERB
  1. unusually or exceptionally
    an extra fast car
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How To Use extra In A Sentence

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