Definition of extra in English:

extra

adjective

  • Added to an existing or usual amount or number.

    ‘they offered him an extra thirty-five cents an hour’
    sundry
    ‘a lot of extra work is involved’
    • ‘You will also be able to buy amounts of extra pension.’
    • ‘Many firms will pay a death-in-service benefit of about four times salary to dependants, which will cut the amount of extra life cover you need.’
    • ‘However, the deal stipulates they cannot take the payout and bring separate proceedings for an extra amount.’
    • ‘The amount of these extra payments differs from one bank to another.’
    • ‘Vitamin D from food contained only about 10 per cent of our needs and people needed to get extra amounts from sunbathing.’
    • ‘Significant amounts of extra cash have been pumped in nationally and from local authorities and people expect to see results.’
    • ‘Fishermen who want to trade up and buy a bigger boat usually scrap their existing vessel and buy extra tonnage from the market.’
    • ‘Under the law, the retailer must refund the money for the goods and also pay an extra amount of compensation to the consumer.’
    • ‘One thing I really like about DVDs is the amount of extra material which is included in them.’
    • ‘There is the normal amount of extra traffic here at rush hour.’
    • ‘It does have a certain amount of extra interest in it because of the potential role of the congressman.’
    • ‘If the council is going to stick to this plan it is essential it accepts a small amount of extra waste properly bagged and placed alongside the grey bin.’
    • ‘Concerns were expressed about the amount of extra traffic and noise generated once the scheme starts, probably in February.’
    • ‘We're only talking here about 1 per cent of taxpayers paying the extra amount.’
    • ‘The council has agreed to pay £500 compensation and an extra amount if Mrs Strachan cannot now buy the lodge.’
    • ‘There was no traffic-flow study or any analysis of environmental impact of the extra traffic on the existing users of the Fulford Road.’
    • ‘From the traffic point of view I wouldn't think that the small amount of extra traffic generated from the number of units planned is a great concern.’
    • ‘If it doesn't involve me personally receiving a large amount of extra cash each month, then frankly I'm not interested.’
    • ‘The hospital is also criticised for the amount of extra hours worked by staff, a lack of employee appraisals and the response rate to the questionnaire.’
    • ‘An eloquent minister, at either level, could expect to win an extra amount in budget discussions.’
    additional, more, added, supplementary, supplemental, further, auxiliary, ancillary, subsidiary, secondary, attendant, accessory
    other, another, new, fresh
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Origin

Mid 17th century (as an adjective): probably a shortening of extraordinary, suggested by similar forms in French and German.

Pronunciation:

extra

/ˈɛkstrə/