1) ADJ: ADJ n You use extra to describe an amount, person, or thing that is added to others of the same kind, or that can be added to others of the same kind.

Police warned motorists to allow extra time to get to work...

Extra staff have been taken on to cover busy periods...

There's an extra blanket in the bottom drawer of the cupboard.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ If something is extra, you have to pay more money for it in addition to what you are already paying for something.

For foreign orders postage is extra...

The price of your meal is extra.

Extra is also a pronoun.

Many of the additional features now cost extra... She won't pay any extra.

Extra is also an adverb.

You may be charged 10% extra for this service.

3) N-COUNT: usu pl Extras are additional amounts of money that are added to the price that you have to pay for something.

She is disgusted by big hotels adding so many extras to the bill that it nearly doubles...

There are no hidden extras.

4) N-COUNT: usu pl Extras are things which are not necessary in a situation, activity, or object, but which make it more comfortable, useful, or enjoyable.

Optional extras include cooking tuition at a top restaurant...

They are also spending much less on extras like meals in restaurants.

5) N-COUNT The extras in a film are the people who play unimportant parts, for example as members of a crowd.
6) ADV: ADV adj/adv (emphasis) You can use extra in front of adjectives and adverbs to emphasize the quality that they are describing. [INFORMAL]

I'd have to be extra careful...

What makes a magnificent garden extra special?...

We were all told to try extra hard to be nice to him.

...a bag of extra-strong peppermints.

7) to go the extra milesee mile

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