Extraordinary vs Extra - What's the difference?

extraordinary | extra |


As adjectives the difference between extraordinary and extra

is that extraordinary is not ordinary; exceptional; unusual; while extra is beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary.

As an adverb extra is

(informal) to an extraordinary degree.

As a noun extra is

(cricket) a run scored without the ball having hit the striker's bat - a wide, bye, leg bye or no ball; in australia referred to as a sundry.

extraordinary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual;
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  • Remarkably good.
  • Usage notes

    * Can be said of all kinds of objects including people, events, things, and terms. * The pronunciation "extrordinary" is often preferred so as to avoid confusion with "extra ordinary", which would be defined as "more ordinary than usual".

    Synonyms

    *

    Antonyms

    * everyday, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

    Derived terms

    * extraordinary optical transmission * extraordinary professor * extraordinary rendition

    extra

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary.
  • extra''' work; '''extra pay
  • (dated) Extraordinarily good; superior.
  • Derived terms

    * extraness

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (informal) To an extraordinary degree.
  • That day he ran to school extra fast.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (cricket) A run scored without the ball having hit the striker's bat - a wide, bye, leg bye or no ball; in Australia referred to as a sundry.
  • An extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle.
  • extra''', '''extra , read all about it!
  • A supernumerary or walk-on in a film or play.
  • Derived terms

    * wuxtry

    Derived terms

    * extra credit English degree adverbs ----