Surfeit vs Extra - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between surfeit and extra

is that surfeit is (countable) an excessive amount of something while 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.

As a verb surfeit

is to fill to excess.

As an adjective extra is

beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary.

As an adverb extra is

(informal) to an extraordinary degree.

surfeit

English

Noun

  • (countable) An excessive amount of something.
  • A surfeit of wheat is driving down the price.
  • (uncountable) Overindulgence in either food or drink; overeating.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made.
  • (countable) A sickness or condition caused by overindulgence.
  • King Henry I is said to have died of a surfeit of lampreys.
  • * Bunyan
  • to prevent surfeit and other diseases that are incident to those that heat their blood by travels
  • Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
  • * Burke
  • Matter and argument have been supplied abundantly, and even to surfeit .
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • Now for similitudes in certain printed discourses, I think all herbalists, all stories of beasts, fowls, and fishes are rifled up, that they may come in multitudes to wait upon any of our conceits, which certainly is as absurd a surfeit to the ears as is possible.

    Synonyms

    * (excessive amount of something) excess, glut, overabundance, superfluity, surplus * (overindulgence in food or drink) gluttony, overeating, overindulgence

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fill to excess.
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 3
  • *:You are three men of sin, whom Destiny,
  • *:That hath to instrument this lower world
  • *:And what is in't,—the never-surfeited sea
  • *:Hath caused to belch up you;
  • To feed someone to excess.
  • She surfeited her children on sweets.
  • (reflexive) To overeat or feed to excess.
  • *1906 , O. Henry,
  • *:To the door of this, the twelfth house whose bell he had rung, came a housekeeper who made him think of an unwholesome, surfeited worm that had eaten its nut to a hollow shell and now sought to fill the vacancy with edible lodgers.
  • (reflexive) To sicken from overindulgence.
  • Synonyms

    * (to fill to excess) fill, stuff * (to feed someone to excess) overfeed, stuff * (to overeat or feed to excess) indulge, overeat, overfeed * (to sicken from overindulgence) sicken

    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

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