extra extra  /ˈɛk strə/


  1. (n) a minor actor in crowd scenes
  2. (n) an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
  3. (n) something additional of the same kind
  4. (adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
  5. (adj) added to a regular schedule
  6. (adj) further or added
  7. (adv) unusually or exceptionally


  1. An unusual number of extra dividends have been declared recently by prominent American corporations.
  2. Before Congress convened last month, the President let it be known that he did not expect to call an extra session of the new Congress before December next.
  3. The Xbox 360's extra horsepower makes possible huge, frighteningly authentic battlefields and brutally unpredictable game play.


  1. Extra, Extra: Miley's Appropriation, Another Pitbull Attack & Transgender Bill Controversy

    In tonight's Extra, Extra, we consider sideboob, Soylent and sexuality. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook , and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports . You can also find us on Pinterest , Storify , Foursquare , and Instagram (laistpics). [ more › ]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. ‘Extra’ Helps Throw a Baby Shower for Military Moms

    “Extra” joined Operation Shower, Birdies for the Brave, and our own lifestyle correspondent Hilaria Baldwin to host a baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be at the Traveler’s Championship in Connecticut.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Extra TV

  3. The Extra List: Top 6 Best Tony Soprano Moments

    “Extra” looks back at six of Tony Soprano’s most riveting moments from the award-winning HBO series, "The Sopranos."
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Extra TV


  1. "Under these circumstances, it's hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay," Mr. Obama said. "How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. During a television interview this week, Rodriguez said of Braden that he didn't want "to extend his extra 15 minutes of fame."
    on May 9, 2010 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: USA Today

  3. "I think he's has pressed to make that deal look good, but he's settling in," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "When you sign a deal like that you're going to catch some extra attention, that's just the way it is. He's shown a lot of...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Tony La Russa Source: The Associated Press

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