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"extra" in American English

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extraadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈek·strə/
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.

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 speaking part and is usually in the background or in a crowd.
(Definition of extra from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"extra" in British English

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extraadjective

uk   /ˈek.strə/  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 price includes travel and accommodation but meals are extra (= there is an additional charge for meals).

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extraadverb

uk   /ˈek.strə/  us   /ˈek.strə/
B1 more: They pay her extra to work nights. 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   /ˈek.strə/  us   /ˈek.strə/

extra-prefix

uk   /ek.strə-/  us   /ek.strə-/
(Definition of extra from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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, campus leaders 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 state government functions as well as it does because our employees routinely 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 arrangement fees, legal bills, and life assurance cover. The telephone call charges seem reasonable but there is the hidden extra of a £35 connection charge. 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 property taxes to fund extracurricular activities, districts in less affluent areas are struggling to fund them.
very, or more than usual: The city passed an ordinance that requires economic impact studies 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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