American English

Definition of extra noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a thing that is added to something that is not usual, standard, or necessary and that costs more The monthly fee is fixed and there are no hidden extras (= unexpected costs). While I was saving I had no money for little extras or luxuries.
  2. 2a person who is employed to play a very small part in a movie, usually as a member of a crowd We need hundreds of extras for the battle scenes.
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