from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strip of cloth or leather used to support the shoe at the heel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To storm; rant.
  • noun A margin, border, or edge, as the bank of a stream.
  • noun A strip or slice of flesh cut from the margin of a part or from between two parts.
  • noun A hank of line or twine; a strip of leather.
  • noun Rushes on the borders and edges of land near a river.
  • noun In shoemaking:
  • noun The edge of the upper-leather; a seam of a shoe.
  • noun A thin inner shoe-sole, as of cork.
  • noun One of the slips beneath the heel of a sole to bring the rounding surface to a level ready to receive the lifts of the heel: distinctively called heel-rand. See cut under boot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun South Africa Rim; edge; border.
  • noun The monetary unit of the Union of South Africa.
  • noun a rocky gold-bearing ridge in South Africa, about thirty miles long, on which Johannesburg is situated; also, the gold-mining district including this ridge.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. A border; edge; margin.
  • noun A long, fleshy piece, as of beef, cut from the flank or leg; a sort of steak.
  • noun A thin inner sole for a shoe; also, a leveling slip of leather applied to the sole before attaching the heel.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To rant; to storm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To rant; to storm.
  • noun a rocky slope, especially the area over a river valley; specifically, the Rand
  • noun The currency of South Africa, divided into 100 cents.
  • noun obsolete except in dialects the border of an area of land, especially marsh-land
  • noun obsolete except in dialects a strip of meat
  • noun a strip of leather used to fit the heels of a shoe
  • noun a single rod woven in and out of the stakes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
  • noun the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents
  • noun United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, a strip, from Old English, border, margin.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Afrikaans, after (Witwaters)rand.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

See rant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old English rand ("edge, border, margin, rim, shore"), from Proto-Germanic *randaz, *randō (“edge, rim, crust”), from Proto-Indo-European *rent- (“to cut, square”). Cognate with Dutch rand ("edge, border, outskirts, rim"), German Rand ("edge, border, margin, rim, outskirts"), Swedish rand ("rand, stripe, edge, verge"). More at rind.


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