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Dictionary Definition

extra adj
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" [syn: other(a), additional]
2 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" [syn: excess, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]
3 added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game" [syn: special]


1 a minor actor in crowd scenes [syn: supernumerary, spear carrier]
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" [syn: duplicate] adv : unusually or exceptionally; "an extra fast car"

User Contributed Dictionary



abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra-



  1. Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary.
  2. Extraordinarily good; superior; as extra work, extra pay.


Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary
Extraordinarily good; superior; as extra work, extra pay


  1. A run scored without the ball having hit the striker's bat - a wide, bye, leg bye or no ball; in Australia referred to as a sundry
  2. an extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle
    extra, extra, read all about it!


extra edition of a newspaper
  • Japanese: (, gōgai)

Derived terms





Extensive Definition

Extra means something more and usually better or special.
It may refer to:
  • Extra (TV series), a US tabloid television program
  • Extra (actor), a performer in a film, television show, or stage production who appears in a nonspeaking capacity, usually in the background.
  • Extra (gum), a brand of Wrigley's chewing gum
  • Extra (cricket), a run scored in the sport of cricket by any means other than a batsman hitting the ball
  • Extra (newspaper), a Venezuelan newspaper
  • Extr@, a UK educational TV series that has the same episodes in 4 different languages
  • Extra (Australian TV series), a long-running lifestyle/public affairs TV program aired on Channel 9 Brisbane
  • The Extra, a 2005 Australian comedy film written by and starring Irish comedian Jimeoin
  • An "extra", a special printing of a newspaper containing important news that has occurred since the last scheduled print run
  • Extra (plane), a German aerobatic plane
Extras may refer to:
  • Extras (TV series), a British sitcom written by and starring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
  • Extras (novel), a novel in the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
  • extr@ quadrilingual educational sitcom TV series


  • EXTRA! X-treme, a popular terminal emulator product from Attachmate
extra in German: Extra (Begriffsklärung)
extra in Russian: Extra
extra in Turkish: Extra

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

above, accessory, accident, accidental, added, addendum, addition, additional, additionally, adjunct, adscititious, adventitious, again, all included, also, altogether, amazingly, among other things, ancillary, and all, and also, and so, another, appendage, appurtenance, appurtenant, as a bonus, as well, ascititious, au reste, auxiliary, balance, beside, besides, beyond, bit player, bonus, casual, circumstantial, collateral, considerably, contingency, contingent, contributory, daily, daily newspaper, de trop, decoration, dividend, else, en plus, especially, exceptionally, excess, extra added attraction, extra dash, extra edition, extraordinarily, extremely, farther, figurant, figurante, filigree, filling, fillip, flourish, for lagniappe, fortuitous, fresh, frill, further, furthermore, gazette, gratuity, happenstance, held back, held in reserve, held out, in abeyance, in addition, in hand, incidental, inessential, inter alia, into the bargain, item, kicker, lagniappe, leftover, likewise, margin, markedly, mere chance, mint, more, moreover, mute, national newspaper, neighborhood newspaper, new, news, newspaper, newspaper of record, nonessential, not-self, notably, noticeably, occasional, odd, off, on the side, on top of, original, ornament, other, out-of-the-way, over, over and above, overage, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock, oversupply, padding, paper, part-time, particularly, plus, pourboire, premium, pristine, put aside, put by, rag, rarely, remainder, remaining, remarkably, reserve, saved, secondary, sheet, side, similarly, something extra, spare, spear-carrier, special, special edition, stand-in, standby, stored, strikingly, stuffing, subsidiary, substitute, supe, super, superadded, superaddition, superfluous, supernumerary, supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, support, supporting actor, supporting cast, surcharge, surplus, surplusage, surprisingly, suspended, tabloid, then, therewith, tip, to boot, to spare, too, trimming, twist, ulterior, unapplied, unbeaten, uncommon, uncommonly, unconsumed, understudy, unemployed, unessential, unexercised, unexpectedly, unexpended, unhandled, unspent, untapped, untouched, untrodden, unused, unusually, unutilized, very, waived, walk-on, walking gentleman, weekly, weekly newspaper, wrinkle, yet
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