Definition of extra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈekstrə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstrə//
    Producing a play, Film people
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  1. 1  a 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. (British English) Metallic paint is an optional extra (= a thing you can choose to have or not, but must pay more for if you have it).
  2. 2a person who is employed to play a very small part in a film/movie, usually as a member of a crowd We need hundreds of extras for the battle scenes. See related entries: Producing a play, Film people
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent. (as an adjective): probably a shortening of extraordinary, suggested by similar forms in French and German.Extra examples £400 is a lot to pay, but there are no hidden extras. No extras are included. Optional extras include anti-lock brakes and an electric sunroof. Regular guests also get added extras like free room service. The DVD extras include trailers and a behind-the-scenes feature. The DVD has a couple of interesting extras. There was no money left over for luxuries or little extras.
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