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rand 1

Pronunciation: /rand/
/ränt/

noun

The basic monetary unit of South Africa, equal to 100 cents.
Example sentences
  • When the bid failed the rand fell against the dollar and shares dropped by 0.7 percent.
  • The South African currency lost more than a rand against the US dollar on Thursday alone.
  • A surge in gold prices and a broadly weaker U.S. dollar had supported the rand's recent rally.

Origin

From the Rand, the name of a goldfield district near Johannesburg.

Words that rhyme with rand

and, band, bland, brand, expand, firsthand, gland, grand, hand, land, manned, misunderstand, offhand, righthand, Samarkand, sand, stand, strand, thirdhand, underhand, undermanned, understand, unplanned, untanned, withstand

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rand 2

Pronunciation: /rand/

noun

A strip of leather placed under the back part of a shoe or boot to make it level before the lifts of the heel are attached.
Example sentences
  • They also sell custom versions of their shoes, to include an extended rand.
  • It is a mesh pattern which should allow for some breathability, and I've been assured that resoling the rand doesn't affect the rubber.
  • Their rand is softer, their fit is better, bar none.

Origin

Old English (denoting a border): of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rand and German Rand 'edge'. The current sense dates from the late 16th century.

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Rand 3

Pronunciation: /rand/
(the Rand)
Another name for Witwatersrand.

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