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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


2. extra added to a regular schedule

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




3. extra further or added

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




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.


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

English adverb: extra

1. extra unusually or exceptionally

SamplesAn extra fast car.

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