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  • n  a minor actor in crowd scenes
  • n  an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
  • n  something additional of the same kind
    he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • s  more than is needed, desired, or required
    found some extra change lying on the dresser
    extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • s  added to a regular schedule
  • s  further or added
    need extra help
    an extra pair of shoes
  • r  unusually or exceptionally
    an extra fast car

  • Corporations yelled out their third-quarter reports last week as excitedly as newsboys handing out extraswhich was just what many of them were doing.
  • First Classfast, luxuriously equipped extra-fare "limiteds.
  • An unusual number of extra dividends have been declared recently by prominent American corporations.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    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...
  • Alex Rodriguez in USA Today
    During a television interview this week, Rodriguez said of Braden that he didn't want "to extend his extra 15 minutes of fame."
  • Tony La Russa in The Associated Press
    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...

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