• 1An item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary.

    ‘I had an education with all the extras’
    • ‘Does building a perfectly accessible site mean all usability extras should be perfectly accessible, too?’
    • ‘There are no fancy extras or softening touches; strictly A to B motoring at its most basic.’
    • ‘Second line gear are necessary extras that are included in load bearing equipment or tactical vests.’
    • ‘Apart from video projection, you won't see the kind of extras that accompanied Sinha's earlier work, such as on-stage musicians or props.’
    • ‘My only real complaint with this disc is the complete lack of extras.’
    • ‘A few hours later she drove away in her vehicle of choice - purchased on her terms, with no expensive extras or add-ons.’
    • ‘I'd need another half page to list the cabin extras (never a necessity with a 5 - Series, by the way).’
    • ‘Total remuneration includes not just salary but bonuses or the value of benefit-in-kind extras such as company cars.’
    • ‘From an extras perspective, were separate writer commentary tracks completely necessary?’
    • ‘Bike kit is noticeably cheaper in the US so buy any extras or accessories you may need once there.’
    • ‘It will take you a long time to work your way through the extensive extras.’
    • ‘If this is successful, it'll likely be the major earner, an obvious analogy being the add-on channels sold by cable TV companies as extras to the basic package.’
    • ‘It is a shame, however, that it did not invest more time on the accompanying extras.’
    • ‘Personally, I'd like to see a box set of all three games hit the shelves complete with some extras and fancy artwork.’
    • ‘Each is necessary to provide the little extras for family and quality of life.’
    • ‘For completists, the revealing extras include new amateur footage, the highlight being a previously unheard song.’
    • ‘Stock the car with a diaper bag filled with all the necessary extras so you'll always be prepared.’
    • ‘The extras included are quite extensive for a non-modular power supply and come in their own separate box.’
    • ‘We always try to include extras that either supplement the gameplay, or provide a key incentive to buying the guide.’
    • ‘At least we have these disks to remember the show by, complemented by extras that demonstrate the passion and commitment that went into the show.’
    addition, supplement, adjunct, addendum, add-on, bonus, accompaniment, complement, companion, additive, extension, appendage, accessory, attachment, retrofit
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    1. 1.1An item for which an additional charge is made.
      ‘the price you pay includes all major charges—there are no hidden extras’
      • ‘It's a charge on US and if you try to charge us hidden extras, we'll just take all our money out of the banks and put them under the duvet!’
      • ‘That's to say, there's an overall charge but absolutely no extras, whatever you do, whatever you eat or drink.’
      • ‘The price is all inclusive with no hidden extras.’
      • ‘As well as shipping costs, check for hidden extras such as courier handling charges.’
      • ‘Many adverts failed to include compulsory hidden extras in the price, such as security fees, tickets or departure fees or under-occupancy supplements.’
      • ‘Fly-drives to Florida were also going cheap at £280, though watch out for the hidden extras on car insurance.’
      • ‘There were immense black plumes at each corner and a black velvet pall covered the coffin… but these were charged as extras!’
      • ‘Any extra that the doctor charges is the gap fee and the patient has to pay it.’
      • ‘This place charges for extras such as canned and alcoholic drinks, use of the satphone and the small daily diving fee for villagers.’
      • ‘There are no buyer's premiums at fairs and no hidden extras.’
      • ‘Why not a booklet listing all the extras available and the charge for each?’
      • ‘And budgeting for hidden extras as well as day-to-day expenses can be quite tough.’
    2. 1.2A person engaged temporarily to fill out a scene in a movie or play, especially as one of a crowd.
      • ‘Brainne also needs dozens of extras for background scenes.’
      • ‘Most women MPs would be reduced to nothing more than add-ons, extras on the political stage.’
      • ‘TV, where football gets most of its money, regards supporters as extras on a film set in that full grounds are needed to create the atmosphere which makes the game a spectacle.’
      • ‘Ultimately, he was referred to a casting agency, which got him a part as an extra in a crowd scene for the film Deep Impact.’
      • ‘Andrew Bunney, who runs the upmarket men's outfitters, Robert Bunney hopes that he and his wife and their two daughters will be making a brief appearance in the film as extras.’
      • ‘I reckon the extras from that film all drink in this pub.’
      • ‘Between them they portray a host of colourful characters in a small Irish village all wanting to be extras in a Hollywood film.’
      • ‘The role of the troops is strictly to be extras, as needed, for a Rick Mercer TV special.’
      • ‘Film and TV extras or background artistes (supporting artistes, as they are sometimes known) are a strange lot.’
      • ‘As if to confirm this, the ‘mobsters’ at the next table turn out to be film extras - although I still have dark doubts about Luigi.’
      • ‘Many of the inhabitants, mostly poor Christians, were thrilled to have a film set in their village - and even agreed to serve as extras in a crowd scene.’
      • ‘He was known for his temper tantrums, raging over such things as inauthentic headdresses for a film's extras.’
      • ‘To his credit, Polanski pays tribute to the many Poles who made this film possible, working as extras for the crowd scenes and in technical capacities as well.’
      • ‘Together they agreed on casting black extras in crowd scenes and in a wider range of roles while refraining from pejorative humor.’
      • ‘Though hired as extras on the film, they're still living on the streets, around places like this in downtown Cape Town.’
      • ‘However, what they need now is actors to fill the major parts and to act as extras to fill out the crowd scenes.’
      • ‘All the world's a stage and if you want to play your part on the big screen, then there's a new way to get there, thanks to the first Irish casting agency for film extras.’
      • ‘Last night while I was waiting to get let into dinner, two extras from the short film that's being shot on campus were there, killing time and shooting the breeze.’
      • ‘This wasn't released until 1954, as after the war Riefenstahl was accused of being a Nazi sympathiser and of using concentration camp inmates as extras for the film.’
      • ‘New Zealand's army was cast as extras for large battle scenes in the film, but was forced to back out due to having to serve as peacekeepers in East Timor.’
      walk-on, supernumerary, spear carrier
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    3. 1.3dated A special issue of a newspaper.
      • ‘In an effort to discount the news a German paper published an extra that a decisive would be fought within the next few days.’
      • ‘Yes, it was a sprint on the first day to produce two extras and then the Sunday newspaper but this story will be with us for months and we have to respond accordingly.’
      • ‘The last time The Chronicle published an extra was Feb. 1, 2003, when the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated over East Texas.’
      newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, news-sheet, newsletter, bulletin
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