rand


rand

noun

  1. (in shoemaking) a strip of leather set in a shoe at the heel before the lifts are attached.
  2. British Dialect.
    1. a strip or long slice.
    2. a border or margin.

verb (used with object)

  1. to provide (footwear) with rands.

noun

  1. a coin and monetary unit of the Republic of South Africa, equal to 100 cents. Abbreviation: R.

noun

  1. Ayn [ahyn] /aɪn/, 1905–82, U.S. novelist and essayist, born in Russia.

noun

  1. a rocky ridge in S Africa, in the Republic of South Africa, near Johannesburg.

noun

  1. Witwatersrand.

noun

  1. the standard monetary unit of the Republic of South Africa, divided into 100 cents

noun

  1. shoemaking a leather strip put in the heel of a shoe before the lifts are put on
  2. dialect
    1. a strip or margin; border
    2. a strip of cloth; selvage

noun

  1. the Rand short for Witwatersrand

noun

  1. a rocky ridge in NE South Africa: contains the richest gold deposits in the world, also coal and manganese; chief industrial centre is Johannesburg. Height: 1500–1800 m (5000–6000 ft)Also called: the Rand, the Reef
n.

“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.”

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