From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextraex‧tra1 /ˈekstrə/ ●●●S1W2 adjective1MORE/EXTRA[only before noun] more of something, in addition to the usual or standard amount or numberCould you get an extra loaf of bread?Allow extra time for your journey.Drivers are advised to take extra care.Residents can use the gym at no extra cost.an extra ten minutes/three metres etcI asked for an extra two weeks to finish the work.► see thesaurus at more2[not before noun] if something is extra, it is not included in the price of something and you have to pay more for it opp includedDinner costs $15 but wine is extra.THESAURUSextra in addition to the usual or standard cost, time, amount etcThey let the kids stay up an extra hour.Some stores charge extra for delivery.Postage is extra.additional [only before noun] more than the basic amount or the amount that you expected or agreed. Additional is more formal than extraAn evening job would provide additional income.There may be an additional charge for paying bills by credit card.added [only before noun] extra – used when talking about something that makes something better or more effectivean added benefitan added precautionIt was a beautiful place, and the good weather was an added bonus.Use a sunscreen for added protection.spare [only before noun] kept in addition to the one you usually use, so that it is available if the one you usually use breaks, gets lost etca spare keya spare tyre a spare set of clothes
extra• We learned to go extra early so he could become familiar with surroundings.• In the meantime you have to prove yourself by being extra good, and doing helpful things around the house.• As a matter of fact, she went on, there might be something extra in it for me.• And, and they gave him extra special attention.one/a few etc extra• There should be a few extraballoons and straws.• Dale received all the attention and accolades, and Linksettled for a few extrabucks on his royaltychecks.• Most people begin their own businesses just to make a few extradollars a month.• Still, it seems wrong not to want your local five to squeeze in a few extra games, warranted or not.• It appears that a few extra hours of uninterrupted sleep can remedy the situation.• Every day, until we could not keep up with the demand, we would make a few extra loaves to sell.• Spending a few extra minutes almost always saves time in the long run.• We have improved because a few extra players have come in and the bench is outstanding which keeps everyone on their toes.extraextra3 pronounMORE/EXTRAan amount of something, especially money, in addition to the usual, basic, or necessary amount syn morepay/charge/cost etc extraI earn extra for working on Sunday.
extraextra4 noun [countable]1ADDsomething which is added to a basic product or service that improves it and often costs moreTinted windows and a sunroof are optional extras (=something that you can choose to have or not).Be careful, there may be hidden extras (=additional charges which you are not told about).It’s got lots of useful little extras.2AMFan actor in a film who does not say anything but is part of a crowdHe started his acting career as an extra.► see thesaurus at actor
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extra• Extra! Extra! Read all about it!• There might also be a selection of pricing plans and added extras.• They were well looked after and were given plenty of beer, cigarettes and extras at Christmas time.• Shirley worked really hard and did a lot of little extras for the clients.• A wide range of extras are also available.• One client, says Mr Timlin, spent $ 350,000 on extras.• Tinted windows and a sunroof are optionalextras.• Let romance bring the extras, not the basics, to your life.• Tonight we meet some of the unsungheroes of Inspector Morse - the extras.• a car with extras such as a sunroof and CD player• This great two-disc version of the alieninvasionblockbuster is packed with extras.optional extras• Cruisingchutes and Windsurfers are available as optional extras on some yachts.• Theories are not optional extras in science.• Most of the systems offer optional extras.• Made to measure in glass fibre with toughened glass roof and sides, optional extras include ventilation and doubleglazing.extra-extra- /ekstrə/ prefix1OUT/OUTSIDEoutside or beyondextragalactic (=outside our galaxy)extracellular (=outside a cell)2informal very or more than normalextra-largeextra-strongextra-special
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extra-• extracurricular activities• extramaritalsexFrom Longman Business Dictionaryextraex‧tra1 /ˈekstrə/ adjective [only before a noun]more than normal, or in addition to something elseWe will be advertising for 200 extra staff.an extra 1% on National Insurance contributions —extra adverbThey need to offer something extra to attract customers.The room is £45 a night, and Full English breakfast is £12 extra.Mr Chase paid extra for a room to himself.extraextra2 noun [countable]something which is added on, especially charges on a billCruise control is available as an optional extra.Be clear about what you are paying for, as there may be hidden extras.