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supernumerary   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˏsupZˋnjumәˏrєrI 〕


〔 ˏsuːpәˊnjuːmәrәri 〕

Overview of noun supernumerary

The noun supernumerary has 2 senses

  • supernumerary -- (a person serving no apparent function; "reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries")

  • supernumerary, spear carrier, extra -- (a minor actor in crowd scenes)

Overview of adj supernumerary

The adj supernumerary has 1 sense

  • excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus -- (more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy")