Complete Definition of "rand"

see|Rand|RAND|rând
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/rænd/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ænd|-ænd

Etymology 1
Old English rand#Old English|rand, from Germanic *randaz. Cognate with Dutch rand#Dutch|Dutch, German Rand#German|Rand, Swedish rand#Swedish|rand.

Noun
en-noun

  1. (obsolete except in dialects) the border of an area of land, especially marsh-land
  2. (obsolete except in dialects) a strip of meat
  3. a strip of leather used to fit the heels of a shoe
  4. (Basket-making) a single rod woven in and out of the stakes

Etymology 2
Afrikaans, from Dutch rand#Dutch|rand, from Old Saxon rand, from Germanic *randaz. Compare Etymology 1, and Rand.

Noun
en-noun|rands or rand

  1. a rocky slope, especially the area over a river valley; specifically, the Rand

#The currency of South Africa, divided into 100 cents.

See also
w:Rand (currency)|Wikipedia article on the rand

Category:Currency


Dutch

Noun
rand m (Plural randen, diminutive: randje)

  1. edge, brink, rim.

Maltese

Noun
rand m

  1. bay (herb)

Old English

Etymology
From Germanic *randaz (m), *randÅ (f), from Indo-European *rent- âcutâ.

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian rond, Old Saxon rand (Dutch rand#Dutch|rand), Old High German rant (German Rand), Old Norse rǫnd (Swedish rand#Swedish|rand).

Indo-European cognates: Lithuanian rÄsti

Pronunciation
IPA|/rÉnd/

Noun
rand m (plural randas)

  1. edge, brink, margin
  2. poetic| lang=ang boss (of a shield); shield

#:He under rande gecranc: he sank under his shield. (Beowulf)

Descendants
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