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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, 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)