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Meaning of “extra” in the English Dictionary

"extra" in British English

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extraadjective

uk   us   /ˈek.strə/
A2 added to what is ​normal: If you need any extra ​help, just ​call me. Recently he's been ​working an extra two ​hours a ​day. The ​priceincludestravel and ​accommodation but ​meals are extra (= there is an ​additionalcharge for ​meals).

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extraadverb

uk   us   /ˈek.strə/
B1 more: They ​pay her extra to ​worknights. We ​agreed on a ​price but ​afterwards they ​wanted £10 extra. I ​worked extra hard (= more than ​usual) on that ​essay.

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extranoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈek.strə/
  • extra noun [C] (SOMETHING MORE)

B1 something that you can get with something ​else if you ​pay a little more ​money: A ​sunroof is an optional extra on this ​model of the ​car.

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extra-prefix

uk   us   /ek.strə-/
(Definition of extra from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extra" in American English

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extraadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈek·strə/
added, ​additional, or more than ​expected: Some ​studentsneeded extra ​help. He’s been ​working an extra two ​hours a ​day. I ​bought some extra ​batteries.

extranoun [C]

 us   /ˈek·strə/
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 ​speakingpart and is usually in the ​background or in a ​crowd.
(Definition of extra from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"extra" in Business English

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extraadjective

uk   us   /ˈekstrə/
more than or ​added to what is usual or what already exists: Without the extra ​help, ​campusleaders may face tough choices, such as whether to ​cut some ​programs. extra ​cash/​funding/​money extra ​compensation/​income/​pay extra ​charge/​expense/​fee
go the extra mile to make more ​effort than is expected of you: Our ​stategovernmentfunctions as well as it does because our ​employeesroutinely go the extra ​mile.

extraadverb

uk   us   /ˈekstrə/
more than is usual or than exists already: The ​average family of four is ​spending anywhere from $7 to $10 extra a week on ​groceries alone, compared to a ​year ago. I'm quite happy to pay extra if the ​quality is ​right.

extranoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈekstrə/
something that is ​added to what is usual, and that may ​cost more: Borrowers are already ​burdened with ​mortgage extras such as ​arrangementfees, ​legalbills, and ​lifeassurancecover. The ​telephonecallcharges seem ​reasonable but there is the hidden extra of a £35 ​connectioncharge. On ​average, £1,700 of optional extras are ​ordered on every ​car that ​leaves the ​plant.

extra-prefix

uk   us   /ekstrə-/
outside or in ​addition to: Because schools rely ​heavily on ​propertytaxes to ​fund extracurricular ​activities, ​districts in less ​affluentareas are ​struggling to ​fund them.
very, or more than usual: The city ​passed an ​ordinance that ​requireseconomicimpactstudies for Supercenters and other extra-large ​stores.
(Definition of extra from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “extra”
in Korean 추가의…
in Arabic إِضافي…
in Malaysian tambahan…
in French supplémentaire…
in Russian дополнительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 額外的, 附加的…
in Italian extra, in più…
in Turkish fazla, fazladan, ek…
in Polish dodatkowy…
in Spanish extra…
in Vietnamese thêm…
in Portuguese extra, a mais, adicional…
in Thai เป็นพิเศษ…
in German zusätzlich…
in Catalan extra, addicional…
in Japanese 余分な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 额外的, 附加的…
in Indonesian tambahan, ekstra…
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