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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ By December 1995, 91 unit trusts had a total asset base of 33. 7 billion rand.
▪ Interest and bond repayments are expected to amount to 9 billion rand.
▪ Its share price rose 25 cents to 22. 5 rand.
▪ Its stock fell 3 rand to 308.
▪ Randfontein shares fell 50 cents to 26 rand, reflecting a decline of 31. 6 percent during the past year.
▪ Shares in Western Deeps fell 50 cents to 154 rand.
▪ She may not be able to read or write but she can convert dollars, francs, rand, etc into escudos!
▪ Western Areas stock rose 1 rand to 72 rand, marking a 16. 1 percent rise during the past year.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rand \Rand\, v. i. [See Rant.] To rant; to storm. [Obs.]

I wept, . . . and raved, and randed, and railed.
--J. Webster.


Rand \Rand\ (r[a^]nd), n. [AS. rand, rond; akin to D., Dan., Sw., & G. rand, Icel. r["o]nd, and probably to E. rind.]

  1. A border; edge; margin. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

  2. A long, fleshy piece, as of beef, cut from the flank or leg; a sort of steak.
    --Beau. & Fl.

  3. A thin inner sole for a shoe; also, a leveling slip of leather applied to the sole before attaching the heel.


Rand \Rand\ (r[a^]nd), n. [D.] (D. pron. r[.a]nt) Rim; edge; border. [South Africa]

2. The monetary unit of the Union of South Africa.

The Rand, a rocky gold-bearing ridge in South Africa, about thirty miles long, on which Johannesburg is situated; also, the gold-mining district including this ridge.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"rocky ridge overlooking a river valley," 1839, South African English, from Afrikaans, from Dutch rand "edge, margin," cognate with Old English rand "brink, bank." As a unit of currency, adopted by the Republic of South Africa in 1961 (see Krugerrand). Johnson's dictionary has rand "Border; seam: as the rand of a woman's shoe."


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete except in dialects English) the border of an area of land, especially marsh-land 2 (context obsolete except in dialects English) a strip of meat; a long fleshy piece of beef, cut from the flank or leg; a sort of steak. 3 a strip of leather used to fit the heels of a shoe 4 (context basket-making English) a single rod woven in and out of the stakes Etymology 2

n. 1 a rocky slope, especially the area over a river valley; specifically, the Rand 2 The currency of South Africa, divided into 100 cents. Etymology 3

vb. (context obsolete English) To rant; to storm.

  1. n. the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents

  2. United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982) [syn: Ayn Rand]

  3. a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese [syn: Witwatersrand, Reef]


Rand may refer to:

Rand (given name)

Rand is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Rand Araskog (born 1931), American businessman
  • Rand Beers (born 1942), American politician
  • Rand Brooks (1918–2003), American film actor
  • Rand Chappell, American basketball coach
  • Rand Dyck (born 1943), Canadian political scientist
  • Rand Holmes (1942–2002), Canadian artist
  • Rand Hummel (born 1956), American preacher and author
  • Rand Miller (born 1959), American video game designer
  • Rand Paul (born 1963), American politician and ophthalmologist
  • Rand Ravich, American screenwriter and producer
  • Rand Schrader (1945–1993), American activist and judge
  • Rand Steiger (born 1957), American composer, conductor, and pedagogue
  • Rand Wilson, American politician

Fictional characters:

  • Rand al'Thor, the main character in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time fantasy fiction series
Rand (surname)

Rand is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Archie Rand (born 1949), American painter and muralist
  • Austin L. Rand (1905–1982), Canadian zoologist
  • Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Russian-American philosopher and author
  • Benjamin H. Rand (1827–1883), American physician
  • Cater Rand (1749–1825), English surveyor
  • Dave Rand (born 1973), Welsh cyclist
  • Dick Rand (1936–1996), American baseball player
  • Edgar E. Rand (c. 1905-1955), American business executive.
  • Frank C. Rand (1876-1949), American businessman and philanthropist.
  • Gloria Rand, Canadian actor
  • Greg Rand (born 1968), American columnist
  • Isaac Rand (1674–1743), English botanist and apothecary
  • Ivan Rand (1884–1969), Canadian lawyer and politician
  • Jack Rand (1902–1970), English football player
  • James Rand, Jr. (1886–1968), American industrialist
  • John L. Rand (1861–1942), American politician and jurist
  • Jonathan Rand, American playwright
  • Johnathan Rand (born 1964; Christopher Wright), American children's writer
  • Keith Rand (born 1956), English sculptor
  • Kristjan Rand (born 1987), Estonian ice dancer
  • Leander Rand (1827–1900), Canadian politician
  • Mary Rand (born 1940), British track-and-field athlete
  • Nelson Rand, Canadian journalist
  • Paul Rand (1914–1996), American graphic designer
  • Philinda Rand (1876–1972), American English-language teacher in the Philippines
  • Ripley Rand (born ca. 1970), American jurist
  • Rose Rand (1903–1980), Austrian-American logician and philosopher
  • Sally Rand (1904–1979), American burlesque dancer and film actress
  • Shuli Rand (born 1962), Israeli film actor
  • Sidney Rand (1916–2003), American diplomat
  • Sidney Rand (1934–2008), English rower
  • Silas Tertius Rand (1810–1889), Canadian clergyman, ethnologist, linguist and translator
  • Taavi Rand (born 1992), Estonian ice dancer
  • Ted Rand (1916–2005), American book illustrator
  • Theodore Harding Rand (1835–1900), Canadian educator and poet
  • Tom Rand, British costume designer
  • Tony Rand (born 1939), American lawyer and politician
  • Tuuli Rand (born 1990), Estonian singer
  • Walter Rand, American politician
  • William Rand (disambiguation)
    • William Rand (fl. 1650–1660), English physician
    • William H. Rand (1828–1915), American publisher and businessman
    • William Rand (1886–1981), American hurdler
  • Yvonne Rand, American Zen Buddhist priest

Fictional characters:

  • Atton Rand, character from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  • Janice Rand, character in the Star Trek universe
  • Iron Fist (comics) (Daniel Rand), a Marvel Comics character
  • Ben Rand, character from Being There (1979) performed by Melvyn Douglas

Usage examples of "rand".

Egwene supposed that with Rand bringing so much change, Bair wanted to hold on to as much of the old ways as she could, but she wished the woman could have chosen something else to be intractable over.

For a while Rand sat in the common room, but he found himself eyeing every patron who came in, every stranger who could be anyoneor anythingespecially in the moment when he was first silhouetted as a cloaked black shape in the doorway.

And so Crown Prince Vindax flew on to Ninar Foan, a bleak and forbidding castle looming over a drab town, its rough stone walls swept by the chill winds of the Rand and lit by a reluctant red sun.

Head, Rand sat on the bed with his legs folded and his back against the wall, playing the silver-mounted flute Thom Merrilin had given him so long ago.

Rand gave it hesitantly, not sure whether or not the man was making fun of him, but the gleeman had already turned his attention to Perrin.

Rand did not care if the gleeman had spent the night hiding in the stable.

When Hake nodded at them, their eyes shifted to Rand and Mat, flat and expressionless.

Rand stuck out his hand, and after a moment Hurin grinned and took it.

Rand gave them a sad look, then fetched Red, standing where he had been left with his reins dangling, and went to the other side of the hollow, where Hurin had joined Loial.

As long as Rand was doing something, anything, Hurin would have confidence that it would all come right in the end.

Carysford, longer than Rand had thought it would take from what Master Kinch said when he let them down.

Rand tried to remember what he had heard from Master Kinch, and since from Master Gill.

The intruder alert klaxon immediately began to sound, and Chekov gestured to Rand to mute the volume.

Toward Rand her motherliness extended to warm smiles and a quick snack whenever he came by the inn, but she did as much for every young man in the area.

Shickle, daughter of Nummer Ein, emerged from the cell of Janice Rand.