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ex·tra

extra

 
 
pronunciation:
ek str
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
part of speech: adjective
definition: more than is expected or usual.
I asked for extra time to finish the test.
synonyms:
additional, further, more, other
similar words:
excess, surplus
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an added and often better thing.
The new house has many extras, including a swimming pool.
synonyms:
accessory, addition
similar words:
bonus, feature, gain, option, plus
definition 2: an edition of a newspaper that is added to a regular publication schedule.
Many newspapers printed an extra when President Kennedy was killed.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: to a higher degree; more than is usual.
The fabric of those jeans is extra heavy.
synonyms:
remarkably, unusually