from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. More than or beyond what is usual, normal, expected, or necessary. See Synonyms at superfluous.
- adj. Better than ordinary; superior: extra fineness.
- adj. Subject to an additional charge: Coffee does not come with dinner but is extra.
- n. Something more than is usual or necessary.
- n. Something, such as an accessory on a motor vehicle, for which an additional charge is made.
- n. A special edition of a newspaper.
- n. An additional or alternate worker.
- n. A performer hired to play a minor part, as in a crowd scene in a film.
- n. Something of exceptional quality.
- adv. To an exceptional extent or degree; unusually: extra dry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary.
- adj. Extraordinarily good; superior; as extra work, extra pay.
- adv. To an extraordinary degree.
- n. A run scored without the ball having hit the striker's bat - a wide, bye, leg bye or no ball; in Australia referred to as a sundry
- n. an extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle
- n. A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior
- n. 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.
- n. An edition of a newspaper issued at a time other than the regular one.
- n. A run, as from a bye, credited to the general score but not made from a hit.
- n. Something of an extra quality or grade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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. Something in addition to what is usual or expected; something over and above the usual course or charge, or beyond what is usual.
- n. Specifically An edition or a copy of a newspaper issued at an unusual hour to convey special intelligence.
- Beyond the ordinary standard or measure; extraordinarily; unusually; uncommonly: as, this is done extra well; that is an extra high price.
- A prefix of Latin origin, originally an adverb and preposition, meaning ‘outside, beyond.’ ;
- n. In cricket, a score or run not made from the bat, as a bye or a wide: usually in plural.
- Used in trade to denote a size somewhat larger than that, mentioned: as, extra elephant folio; extra foolscap octavo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something additional of the same kind
- adj. more than is needed, desired, or required
- adj. further or added
- n. a minor actor in crowd scenes
- adj. added to a regular schedule
- adv. unusually or exceptionally
- n. an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
Probably short for extraordinary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of extraordinary. See also extra- (Wiktionary)