From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextraex‧tra1 /ˈekstrə/ ●●● S1 W2 adjective 1 MORE/EXTRA[only before noun] more of something, in addition to the usual or standard amount or number Could you get an extra loaf of bread? Allow extra time for your journey. Drivers are advised to take extra care. Residents can use the gym at no extra cost.an extra ten minutes/three metres etc I asked for an extra two weeks to finish the work.see thesaurus at more2 [not before noun] if something is extra, it is not included in the price of something and you have to pay more for it OPP included Dinner costs $15 but wine is extra.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
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extraDo you want to earn some extra cash?a large mushroom pizza with extra cheeseBut 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 careOn 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.
extraextra2 ●●○ adverb 1 in addition to the usual things or the usual amount They need to offer something extra to attract customers.one/a few etc extra I got a few extra in case anyone else decides to come. I’ll be making $400 extra a month.2 [+adj/adverb]EMPHASIZE used to emphasize an adjective or adverb You’re going to have to work extra hard to pass the exam. an extra special effort
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extraWe 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 extraThere 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.
extraextra3 pronoun MORE/EXTRAan amount of something, especially money, in addition to the usual, basic, or necessary amount SYN morepay/charge/cost etc extra I earn extra for working on Sunday.
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extra"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 extraPopular 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.
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extraextra4 noun [countable] 1 ADDsomething which is added to a basic product or service that improves it and often costs more Tinted windows and a sunroof are optional extras (=something that you can choose to have or not). Be careful, there may be hidden extras (=additional charges which you are not told about). It’s got lots of useful little extras.2 AMFan actor in a film who does not say anything but is part of a crowd He started his acting career as an extra.see thesaurus at actor
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extraExtra! 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 playerThis great two-disc version of the alien invasion blockbuster is packed with extras.optional extrasCruising 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.
extra-extra- /ekstrə/ prefix 1 OUT/OUTSIDEoutside or beyond extragalactic (=outside our galaxy) extracellular (=outside a cell)2 informal very or more than normal extra-large extra-strong extra-special
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From King Business Dictionaryextraex‧tra1 /ˈekstrə/ adjective [only before a noun] more than normal, or in addition to something elseWe will be advertising for 200 extra staff.an extra 1% on National Insurance contributionsextra adverbThey need to offer something extra to attract customers.The room is £45 a night, and Full English breakfast is £12 extra.Mr Chase paid extra for a room to himself.extraextra2 noun [countable] something which is added on, especially charges on a billCruise control is available as an optional extra.Be clear about what you are paying for, as there may be hidden extras.Origin extra- Latin extra outside, from exter; EXTERNAL extra1 (1600-1700) Probably from extraordinary