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rand1 US English

The basic monetary unit of South Africa, equal to 100 cents

rand2 US English

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

Rand US English

Another name for Witwatersrand.

rand New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

monetary unit of South Africa

Rand, Ayn US English

(1905–82), US writer and philosopher, born in Russia; born Alissa Rozenbaum. She developed a philosophy of “objectivism,” in For the New Intellectual (1961), arguing for “rational self-interest,” individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism. Notable novels: The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957)