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  Dictionary Definition of extra

1. beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional: an extra edition of a newspaper, an extra price.
2. better than what is usual: extra fineness.
3. Colloquial extraordinarily good.
-- noun
4. something extra or additional.
5. an additional expense.
6. an edition of a newspaper other than the regular edition or editions.
7. US. something of superior quality.
8. Film a person hired by the day to play a minor part, as a member of a mob or crowd.
9. US. an additional worker.
10. ( usually plural ) Cricket a score or run not made from the bat, as a bye or a wide; sundry.
11. an additional period taught by a teacher because of the absence of a colleague.
-- adverb
12. in excess of the usual or specified amount: an extra high price.
13. beyond the ordinary degree; unusually; uncommonly: done extra well.
[probably originally short for EXTRAORDINARY. Cf. EXTRA- ]