From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextraex‧tra1 /ˈekstrə/ ●●● S1 W2 adjective THESAURUSextra in addition to the usual or standard cost, time, amount etcThey let the kids stay up an extra hour.Some stores charge extra for delivery.Postage is extra.additional [only before noun] more than the basic amount or the amount that you expected or agreed. Additional is more formal than extraAn evening job would provide additional income.There may be an additional charge for paying bills by credit card.added [only before noun] extra – used when talking about something that makes something better or more effectivean added benefitan added precautionIt was a beautiful place, and the good weather was an added bonus.Use a sunscreen for added protection.spare [only before noun] kept in addition to the one you usually use, so that it is available if the one you usually use breaks, gets lost etca spare keya spare tyre a spare set of clothes
Examples from the Corpusextra• Do you want to earn some extra cash?• a large mushroom pizza with extra cheese• But of course teachers have extra commitments.• The deformities include missing or truncated legs, misshapen legs, extra legs, and missing or malformed eyes.• Will you bring me an extra napkin, please?• Let your arms swing with you and feel the energy coming from the extra oxygen you are breathing.• The Pentagon has asked the armed services panel to end its extra review of officers who attended the convention.• Bring an extra set of clothes in case you decide to stay overnight.• Franco said the elegant lobby will be available to rent for receptions, creating an extra source of income for the museum.• I need some extra time to finish.• Just inside the bag is a shoulder baffle for extra warmth.extra care• On the way down, the path can be muddy and steep and in places needs extra care.• They tipped me for the extra care.• But she took extra care if she was out with them alone.• Take extra care if you are travelling.• This is another attractive species, but extra care is needed to achieve success.• In areas where gardens are protected and some extra care is provided, most cabbage varieties can be virtually a year-round crop.• With Spectra or Dyneema, we have to adjust in the sleeving, and here a little extra care pays off dividends.• We need to take extra care when talking to elderly people because they may not see or hear so well.
Examples from the Corpusextra• We learned to go extra early so he could become familiar with surroundings.• In the meantime you have to prove yourself by being extra good, and doing helpful things around the house.• As a matter of fact, she went on, there might be something extra in it for me.• And, and they gave him extra special attention.one/a few etc extra• There should be a few extra balloons and straws.• Dale received all the attention and accolades, and Link settled for a few extra bucks on his royalty checks.• Most people begin their own businesses just to make a few extra dollars a month.• Still, it seems wrong not to want your local five to squeeze in a few extra games, warranted or not.• It appears that a few extra hours of uninterrupted sleep can remedy the situation.• Every day, until we could not keep up with the demand, we would make a few extra loaves to sell.• Spending a few extra minutes almost always saves time in the long run.• We have improved because a few extra players have come in and the bench is outstanding which keeps everyone on their toes.
Examples from the Corpusextra• "Would you like some cough drops?" "Yeah, do you have extra?"• So whose hamburger is this, or did I make extra?pay/charge/cost etc extra• Popular features, such as e-mail and the ability to transfer files, will cost extra.• Why should law abiding citizens pay extra?• So why pay extra and wait longer for one that's made-to-measure?• People pay extra for add-ons to basic cover.• Dad paid extra for him to come twice a week and fine-tune the chlorine.• And they paid extra for one Mr Simonds to coach in football and hockey.• So why pay extra money in commissions for financial advice to get only an average return?• Foreign diplomats had to be paid extra to serve there.
Examples from the Corpusextra• Extra! Extra! Read all about it!• There might also be a selection of pricing plans and added extras.• They were well looked after and were given plenty of beer, cigarettes and extras at Christmas time.• Shirley worked really hard and did a lot of little extras for the clients.• A wide range of extras are also available.• One client, says Mr Timlin, spent $ 350,000 on extras.• Tinted windows and a sunroof are optional extras.• Let romance bring the extras, not the basics, to your life.• Tonight we meet some of the unsung heroes of Inspector Morse - the extras.• a car with extras such as a sun roof and CD player• This great two-disc version of the alien invasion blockbuster is packed with extras.optional extras• Cruising chutes and Windsurfers are available as optional extras on some yachts.• Theories are not optional extras in science.• Most of the systems offer optional extras.• Made to measure in glass fibre with toughened glass roof and sides, optional extras include ventilation and double glazing.
Examples from the Corpusextra-• extracurricular activities• extramarital sexFrom Longman Business DictionaryOrigin extra- extra1