Meaning of extra

ex•tra

Pronunciation: (ek'stru), [key]
— adj.
  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.
—n.
  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. 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,a score or run not made from the bat, as a bye or a wide.
—adv.
  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.

extra-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix meaning “outside,” “beyond,” freely used as an English formative: extrajudicial; extraterritorial; extra-atmospheric.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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