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English adjective: extra

1. extra more than is needed, desired, or required


SamplesTrying 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.


Synonymsexcess, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus


Similarunnecessary, unneeded


Antonymsnecessary

2. extra added to a regular schedule


SamplesA special holiday flight.
Put on special buses for the big game.


Synonymsspecial


Similarunscheduled


Antonymsscheduled

3. extra further or added


SamplesCalled for additional troops.
Need extra help.
An extra pair of shoes.


Synonymsadditional


Similaradditive


Antonymssubtractive


English noun: extra

1. extra (person) a minor actor in crowd scenes


Synonymsspear carrier, supernumerary


Broader (hypernym)actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian

2. extra (communication) an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)


Broader (hypernym)edition

3. extra (artifact) something additional of the same kind


SamplesHe always carried extras in case of an emergency.


Synonymsduplicate


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


English adverb: extra

1. extra unusually or exceptionally


SamplesAn extra fast car.









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