An example of random is when you close your eyes and choose one of two options.
An example of random is violence where the criminal doesn't care who the victim is and has no reason for his action.
You're so random!
For courageously the two kings newly fought with great random and force.
The party was boring. It was full of randoms.
The flip of a fair coin is purely random.
The newspaper conducted a random sample of five hundred American teenagers.
The results of the field survey look random by several different measures.
A toss of loaded dice is still random, though biased.
- Without a governing design, method, or purpose; unsystematically:Chose a card at random from the deck.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of random
- From at random by chance, at great speed from Middle English randon speed, violence from Old French from randir to run of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English raundon, from Old French randon, from randir (“to gallop") (whence French randonnée (“long walk, hike")), from Frankish *rant, *rand (“a running"), from Proto-Germanic *randijō (“a running"), from Proto-Germanic *rinnanÄ… (“to run"), from Proto-Indo-European *ren- (“to rise; to sink"). See run.