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Definition 1: something additional of the same kind - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where extra or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always carried extras in case of an emergency

Synonyms for extra in the sense of this definition

(extra is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

Definition 2: an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis) - [noun denoting communication]

(extra is a kind of ...) an issue of a newspaper

"he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"

Definition 3: a minor actor in crowd scenes - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for extra in the sense of this definition

(extra is a kind of ...) a theatrical performer

Definition 4: unusually or exceptionally - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where extra or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an extra fast car

Definition 5: further or added - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extra or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • called for additional troops
  • need extra help
  • an extra pair of shoes

Synonyms for extra in the sense of this definition

(extra is similar to ...) characterized or produced by addition

"an additive process"

Definition 6: more than is needed, desired, or required - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extra or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

Synonyms for extra in the sense of this definition

(extra is similar to ...) not necessary

Definition 7: added to a regular schedule - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where extra or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a special holiday flight
  • put on special buses for the big game

Synonyms for extra in the sense of this definition

(extra is similar to ...) not scheduled or not on a regular schedule

"an unscheduled meeting" "the plane made an unscheduled stop at Gander for refueling"

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