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See also Rand, RAND, and rând

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English rand, from Germanic *randaz. Cognate with Dutch Dutch, German Rand, Swedish rand.

Noun

Singular
rand

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

Noun

Singular
rand

Plural
rands or rand

rand (rands or rand)
  1. a rocky slope, especially the area over a river valley; specifically, the Rand
  2. The currency of South Africa, divided into 100 cents.

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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), *randō (f), from Indo-European *rent- ‘cut’.

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

Indo-European cognates: Lithuanian ręsti

Pronunciation

Noun

rand m. (plural randas)

  1. edge, brink, margin
  2. (poetic) boss (of a shield); shield
    He under rande gecranc: he sank under his shield. (Beowulf)

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