Pronunciation: (ek'stru), [key]
1. beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional: an extra copy of a newspaper; an extra charge.
2. larger or better than what is usual: an extra binding.

1. something extra or additional: the little amenities and extras that make life pleasant.
2. an additional expense.
3. a special edition of a newspaper, other than a regular edition.
4. something of superior quality.
5. Motion Pictures, Television.a person hired by the day to play a minor part, as a member of a mob or crowd.
6. an additional worker.
7. Usually, extras. Cricket.a score or run not made from the bat, as a bye or a wide.

1. in excess of the usual or specified amount: an extra high price.
2. beyond the ordinary degree; unusually; uncommonly: done extra well; extra large.


a prefix meaning “outside,” “beyond,” freely used as an English formative: extrajudicial; extraterritorial; extra-atmospheric. Also,extro-.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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