- a strip or long slice.
- a border or margin.
verb (used with object)
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Examples from the Web for rand
Gawker sneered that Uber is "Ayn Rand's favorite car service."
Sadly, Rand does not bring much in the way of diversity to the GOP ticket.
Sen. Rand Paul, however, resisted gushing--in keeping with his contrarian brand.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer|Lloyd Grove|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An HIV scare, Rand Paul talking points, and a (maybe) proposition.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republicans need to rebuild their brand, which Rand Paul said quite graphically “sucks.”Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rand's heart ached with passionate longing, passionate admiration.
When he was satisfied that he would hear nothing having any bearing on the death of Lane Fleming, Rand went back to his work.Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
Industries are waking up, and on the Rand the roar of the stamps has replaced that of the cannon.The War in South Africa|Arthur Conan Doyle
Rand was quick at divining men, and now he thought, "This man would make a tireless enemy."
Rand bent over his makeshift map again, marking in the names of the cities where he intended to refuel while in flight.Helen in the Editor's Chair|Ruthe S. Wheeler
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- a strip or margin; border
- a strip of cloth; selvage
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Word Origin and History for rand
"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."