• WordNet 3.6
    • adj extra further or added "called for additional troops","need extra help","an extra pair of shoes"
    • adj extra more than is needed, desired, or required "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"
    • adj extra added to a regular schedule "a special holiday flight","put on special buses for the big game"
    • adv extra unusually or exceptionally "an extra fast car"
    • n extra something additional of the same kind "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"
    • n extra an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
    • n extra a minor actor in crowd scenes
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One out of 20 people have an extra rib
    • Extra (Cricket) A run, as from a bye, credited to the general score but not made from a hit.
    • Extra An edition of a newspaper issued at a time other than the regular one.
    • a Extra Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay. "By working extra hours."
    • Extra Something in addition to what is due, expected, or customary; esp., an added charge or fee, or something for which an additional charge is made; as, at some hotels air conditioning is an extra .
    • Extra Something of an extra quality or grade.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the movie "Gandhi" 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free
    • extra More than what is usual, or than what is due, appointed, or expected; supplementary; additional; supernumerary: as, an extra price; an extra edition of a newspaper; extra diet; extra charges at a boarding-school.
    • n extra Something in addition to what is usual or expected; something over and above the usual course or charge, or beyond what is usual.
    • n extra Specifically An edition or a copy of a newspaper issued at an unusual hour to convey special intelligence.
    • extra Beyond the ordinary standard or measure; extraordinarily; unusually; uncommonly: as, this is done extra well; that is an extra high price.
    • extra A prefix of Latin origin, originally an adverb and preposition, meaning ‘outside, beyond.’ ; In Latin, and in modern formations on Latin analogies, it is especially used— as a preposition in composition with a noun, the preposition with its object noun forming a unitary phrase to which is then attached an adjective termination, as in extraordinary (Latin extraordinarius). pertaining to or characterized by something beyond the usual order (extra ordinem)
    • n extra In cricket, a score or run not made from the bat, as a bye or a wide: usually in plural.
    • extra Used in trade to denote a size somewhat larger than that, mentioned: as, extra elephant folio; extra foolscap octavo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Reserves from the Irish army were used as extras in the movie "Braveheart."
    • adj Extra eks′tra beyond or more than the usual or the necessary: extraordinary: additional
    • adv Extra unusually
    • n Extra what is extra or additional, as an item above and beyond the ordinary school curriculum: something over and above the usual course or charge in a bill, &c.: a special edition of a newspaper containing later news, &c
    • ***


  • Stewart Emery
    Stewart Emery
    “Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.”
  • Anthony Sampson
    Anthony Sampson
    “Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.”
  • William Moulton Marston
    William Moulton Marston
    “Every crisis offers you extra desired power.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”
  • Sir John Harvey
    Sir John Harvey
    “It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.”


Go the extra mile - If someone is prepared to go the extra mile, they will do everything they can to help or to make something succeed, going beyond their duty what could be expected of them .


In literature:

Plain, with 3 extra trebles under each arm, and 6 extra over the 6 crosses at center of back.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
If you do it again, I'll give you some extra lessons to learn.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
But the words were hardly out of his mouth when there came an extra puff of wind.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Lin, have you got an extra set of shoes for him?
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Isn't it lucky I got that can for an extra gallon?
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
That evening Sam noticed that Tom was quite feverish and he advised his brother to take an extra pill, to quiet him.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
Morquil told me that I must stay here, there are no extra rooms.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
The doctor noticed that his patient wasted no extra words in self-pity.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
In her room, she was sewing to make extra money.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
There was an extra cot in the kitchen, bedding in plenty, and loads of food supplies.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase

In poetry:

A friend arrived one day
At Spiffton-extra-Sooper,
And in this shameful way
He spoke to Mr. HOOPER:
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Yet may he meet with many a friend —
Shrewd shadows, lingering long unseen
Among us when "God save the Queen"
Shows even "extras" have an end.
"Possibilities" by Rudyard Kipling
The Cornstalks went to work next day
In hope, of course, of extra tin—
The Squatter watched, and, sad to say,
The mullock wouldn’t all go in.
"The Squatter, Three Cornstalks, and the Well" by Henry Lawson
I don't care wot the goodies say,
It's cruel fightin' dumb!
To curse a bit, once in a way,
Relieves yer feelin's some.
I kills four men in fair, clean fight,
An' seven extra out er spite.
"The Invalid" by C J Dennis
My study was my sanctum once-a castle all my own-
But this one with her natty ways can't leave the place alone.
Her fingers ache to tidy up; and, when she's extra clean.
I sit a stranger in my room and sigh for Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien
I never would 'ave done it if I'd known what it would be;
I thought it meant promotion an' some extra pay for me,
I thought I'd miss a drill or two with packs an' trenchin' tools,
So I said I'd 'andled 'orses — an' they set me 'andlin' mules.
"Mules" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

This extra touch added a nice, finished look to the fender area.
A local agency in charge of maintaining a freeway call box service was dismantled Friday, funneling the program's extra money into San Diego's roadway projects.
City wants to slow traffic with extra parking.
Later, premature births may result in tiny calves that need extra care to survive.
Drivers are asked to be extra cautious.
Mark Peel gives Off-Ramp Extra a tour of Campanile 's kitchen.
Every cut and sauté, now extra special.
It's go-time for the future chefs at the MCCTC, with every cut and sauté, now extra special.
You can help by bringing extra canned goods — or purchasing some there at Reasor's — and dropping them off at the KXOJ booth or John 3:16 bin.
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
They are moist, tender, and succulent and well worth their extra cost.
First Published on the PC Magazine Extra Web site, June 1, 1998 Capsize , Version 1.0 Platforms: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0.
Be extra careful in those third quarters.
Dear Driving for Dollars, I have been paying extra money on my car loan every month in addition to my monthly payment as a way to pay down the principal and save money on interest.
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In science:

The separation of the adjoint scalar and extra symmetry breaking scalar sectors, provided by the U (1)A symmetry, in fact leads to an increase in the global symmetry of the model.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Here the VEV value, appearing on the extra symmetry components of the adjoint Σ (13), has been used.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
An exception can be made for the sterile states (the states in the matter multiplets (11) having the extra symmetry charges only) whose fermionic components might be referred to as sterile neutrinos (see Section 3.4).
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
When the scalars ϕ and η get their VEVs, thus breaking the extra symmetry, the required mixing terms are generated.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Antiperiodic boundary conditions result in an extra minus sign for the matrix elements D1N and DN 1 .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD