HyperDic: supernumerary

English > 3 senses of the word supernumerary:
NOUNperson supernumerarya person serving no apparent function
person supernumerary, spear carrier, extraa minor actor in crowd scenes / scenes
ADJECTIVEallsupernumerary, excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, surplusmore than is needed, desired, or required
English > supernumerary: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMore than is needed, desired, or required.
Examples
  • "supernumerary ornamentation"
  • "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"
Synonymsexcess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, surplus
Broaderunnecessary, unneedednot necessary
Spanishexcedente, excesivo, extra, redundante, sobrante, superfluo
Catalanexcedent, excessiu, extra, redundant, sobrant, sobrer, superflu
Nounssupernumerarya person serving no apparent function
English > supernumerary: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person serving no apparent function.
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Adjectivessupernumerarymore than is needed, desired, or required
English > supernumerary: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA minor actor in crowd scenes / scenes.
Synonymsspear carrier, extra
Broaderactor, histrion, player, thespian, role playerA theatrical performer
Spanishcomparsa, extra, figurante, staffage, supernumerario
Catalancomparsa, extra, figurant

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