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EXTRA noun

Definition of extra (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"
    • synonyms: duplicate

EXTRA adjective

Definition of extra (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"
    • synonyms: excess, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
  2. added to a regular schedule
    • "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
    • synonyms: special
  3. further or added
    • "called for additional troops"; "need extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes"
    • synonyms: additional

EXTRA adverb

Definition of extra (adverb)

  1. unusually or exceptionally
    • "an extra fast car"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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