Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “extra”

extra

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ˈek·strə/ us  
added, additional, or more than expected: Some students needed extra help. He’s been working an extra two hours a day. I bought some extra batteries.

extra

noun [C]  /ˈek·strə/ us  
something that is added when you pay for goods or a service: We didn’t get any extras on our new car except for the CD player. An extra is also a person in a movie who does not have a speaking part and is usually in the background or in a crowd.
(Definition of extra from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of extra?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “extra” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More