Rand meaning

rănd, ränd
A strip of cloth or leather used to support the shoe at the heel.
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An edge, border, or margin, as the unplowed strip around a field.
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A leather strip attached to the back of a shoe sole to level it before the heel is put on.
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The basic monetary unit of South Africa.
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(born Alisa Rosenbaum) 1905-82; U.S. writer & philosopher, born in Russia.
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The currency unit of South Africa, comprised of 100 cents.
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(law) Reasonable and nondiscriminatory; a standard used with respect to licensing.
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(South Africa) The Witwatersrand, a gold-mining geographic area also known as the Reef in the province of Gauteng, South Africa, of which the principal city is Johannesburg.
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Origin of rand

  • Middle English a strip from Old English border, margin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Afrikaans after (Witwaters)rand
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Afrikaans, from Dutch rand; compare English rand.
    From Wiktionary