Extra vs Super - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between extra and super

is that extra is beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; extraneous; additional; supernumerary while super is super.

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.

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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    super

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of excellent quality, superfine.
  • better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
  • Synonyms
    * (better) awesome, excellent
    Derived terms
    * super-duper * supercunt

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super- ).
  • The party was super awesome.

    Etymology 2

    From (superintendent)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
  • Etymology 3

    From (superannuation)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme.
  • Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.

    Etymology 4

    Shortened form of (superhive).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
  • Synonyms
    * (beekeeping) duplet
    Antonyms
    * (beekeeping) nadir

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (beekeeping) To add or to place a atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
  • * 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping ; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73:
  • The question is: when is the best time to super ?

    Etymology 5

    Shortened form of (superhero).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (comics, slang) superhero.
  • * (seecites)
  • Etymology 6

    Shortened form of (supernumerary).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (theatre) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.}}

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