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Rand

 (rănd, ränd)

rand 1

 (rănd, ränd)
n.
See Table at currency.

[Afrikaans, after (Witwaters)rand.]

rand 2

 (rănd)
n.
A strip of cloth or leather used to support the shoe at the heel.

[Middle English, a strip, from Old English, border, margin.]

rand

(rænd; rɒnt)
n
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of the Republic of South Africa, divided into 100 cents
[C20: from Afrikaans, shortened from Witwatersrand, referring to the gold-mining there; related to rand2]

rand

(rænd)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) shoemaking a leather strip put in the heel of a shoe before the lifts are put on
2. a strip or margin; border
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a strip of cloth; selvage
[Old English; related to Old High German rant border, rim of a shield, Old Norse rönd shield, rim]

Rand

(rænd)
n
(Placename) the Rand short for Witwatersrand

Rand

(rænd)
n
(Biography) Ayn (aɪn), real name Alisa Zinov'yena Rosenbaum.1905–82, US writer born in Russia. Her novels include The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957); her philosophical outlook has been an influence among conservatives and libertarians in the US

rand

(rænd)

n., pl. rand.
the basic monetary unit of South Africa.
[1960–65; < Afrikaans, after The Rand (Witwatersrand), a major gold mining area]

Rand, The

(rænd)
n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rand - the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
South African monetary unit - monetary unit in South Africa
2.Rand - United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
3.Rand - a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
Transvaal - a province of northeastern South Africa originally inhabited by Africans who spoke Bantu; colonized by the Boers
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[rænd] Nrand m

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[ˈrænd] [rand] (pl) nrand m

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n (= monetary unit)Rand m

rand

(rӕnd) plural ~rand(s)
the standard unit of South African currency.
References in classic literature ?
She had been head over heels in love with a chum of mine--a clean, manly chap--but she had married a broken-down, disreputable old debauchee because he was a count in some dinky little European principality that was not even accorded a distinctive color by Rand McNally.
So Rand wrote ``Ushpizin's'' wonderfully perceptive script about a poor Jerusalem yeshiva instructor whose efforts to celebrate the festival of Sukkot lead to comic, confronting and, lord willing, enlightening complications.
No more than 10 percent of Cathy Young's condescending article ("Ayn Rand at 100," March) describes what Rand successfully accomplished in her years as a philosopher and novelist.
most would agree that Rand has earned a much deserved "Well done
Because the original design did not provide for sufficient steel, Rand instructed the repair contractor.
Rand McNally Media Services Group, one of the world's leading providers of digital packaging solutions, bought the software manufacturing, assembly, packaging and order fulfillment facilities of Shannon-based DCA Ireland, Ltd.
Ingersoll Rand conducts business with Iran through its non-U.
You'd never catch me writing a letter of complaint like the one former Rand acolyte and current Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan sent to The New Fork Times in 1957 after the paper blasted Atlas shrugged.
In 1960, Rand said, the United States had 11 companies able to design and build military aircraft.
Rand retired from his post in January 1999 after a 30-year career.
The assignment, which Rand McNally Book Services Group won from another printer in Crawfordsville, Indiana, that had the job since the early 1960s, begins in February, 1996, at Rand McNally's Versailles, Kentucky facility.
With 10,000 employees across Europe, Ingersoll Rand needed a modern, easy-to-use tool to inform new staff about the company's history, philosophy, products, divisions, HR policies, code of conduct and other essential, practical information.