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Definition of "extra" []

  • More than or beyond what is usual, normal, expected, or necessary. See Synonyms at superfluous. (adjective)
  • Better than ordinary; superior: extra fineness. (adjective)
  • Subject to an additional charge: Coffee does not come with dinner but is extra. (adjective)
  • Something more than is usual or necessary. (noun)
  • Something, such as an accessory on a motor vehicle, for which an additional charge is made. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extra" in a sentence
  • "Extra cheese, extra crispy, extra spicy, the word extra just makes things sound better, doesn't it?"
  • "He says the government of Samoa was using that money to pay salaries of what he calls extra personnel."
  • "It will be what we call extra tropical, just a low pressure system coming in, probably making some rain showers for Portugal, Spain and also into France."