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EXTRA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extra mean? 

EXTRA (noun)
  The noun EXTRA has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: EXTRA used as a noun is uncommon.


EXTRA (adjective)
  The adjective EXTRA has 3 senses:

1. more than is needed, desired, or required
2. added to a regular schedule
3. further or added

  Familiarity information: EXTRA used as an adjective is uncommon.


EXTRA (adverb)
  The adverb EXTRA has 1 sense:

1. unusually or exceptionally

  Familiarity information: EXTRA used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTRA (noun)


Sense 1extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A minor actor in crowd scenes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

extra; spear carrier; supernumerary

Hypernyms ("extra" is a kind of...):

actor; histrion; player; role player; thespian (a theatrical performer)


Sense 2extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("extra" is a kind of...):

edition (an issue of a newspaper)


Sense 3extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something additional of the same kind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

duplicate; extra

Context example:

he always carried extras in case of an emergency

Hypernyms ("extra" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)


EXTRA (adjective)


Sense 1extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

More than is needed, desired, or required

Synonyms:

surplus; supernumerary; supererogatory; redundant; extra; excess; spare; superfluous

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unnecessary; unneeded (not necessary)


Sense 2extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Added to a regular schedule

Synonyms:

extra; special

Context examples:

a special holiday flight / put on special buses for the big game

Similar:

unscheduled (not scheduled or not on a regular schedule)


Sense 3extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Further or added

Synonyms:

additional; extra

Context examples:

called for additional troops / need extra help / an extra pair of shoes

Similar:

additive (characterized or produced by addition)


EXTRA (adverb)


Sense 1extra [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unusually or exceptionally

Context example:

an extra fast car


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