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rand1

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Pronunciation: /rand
 
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noun

1The 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.
2South African A long rocky ridge.

Origin

sense 1 is from the Rand, the name of a goldfield district near Johannesburg; sense 2 is from Afrikaans, literally 'edge' (related to rand2).

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rand2

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Pronunciation: /rand
 
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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 16th century.

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Rand3

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

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