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Rand is sometimes a misspelling of around or rained.

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Definition of the noun rand

What does rand mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rands (leather) / rand (money)

  1. the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: South African monetary unit = monetary unit in South Africa
    • part: cent = a fractional monetary unit of several countries

Alternative definition of the noun rand


  1. [context: obsolete except in dialects] the border of an area of land, especially marsh-land
  2. [context: obsolete except in dialects] a strip of meat
  3. a strip of leather used to fit the heels of a shoe
  4. [context: basket-making] a single rod woven in and out of the stakes
  5. a rocky slope, especially the area over a river valley; specifically, the Rand
  6. The currency of South Africa, divided into 100 cents.


RAND a.k.a. RAND Corporation is a "research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous." Formed after World War II to connect military planning with research and development decisions, it separated from Douglas Aircraft Company on on May 14, 1948 and became an independent, nonprofit organization. It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations including the health care industry, universities and private individuals. The organization has expanded to work with other governments, private foundations, international organizations, and commercial organizations on a host of non-defense issues. RAND states that it aims to "promote scientific, educational, and charitable purposes for the public welfare and security of the United States." Michael D. Rich is president and chief executive officer of the RAND Corporation.


Who is Rand?

Rand a.k.a. Randolph Scott is an actor and film producer.


  1. Rand a.k.a. Rand al'Thor: Rand al'Thor, also known as the Dragon Reborn, is the fictional main character and protagonist of The Wheel of Time, a series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan.
  2. Rand is a fictional character from the 2012 film Inch' Allah.
  3. Rand a.k.a. Ray is a fictional character from the anime science fiction series Genesis Climber Mospeada.
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  4. Rand is a fictional character from the film "Dopamine".
  5. Rand is a fictional character from the 1998 film The Curve.
  6. Rand is a fictional character from the 1986 film Quicksilver.
  7. Rand is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Grace Card.
  8. Rand is a fictional character from the 2007 film Live Free or Die Hard.
  9. Rand is a fictional character from the 2006 film Pray for Morning.
  10. Rand is a fictional character from the 1936 film Headin' for the Rio Grand.
  11. Rand is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Lacy Rand, Mary Rand, Tony Rand, Danny Rand, Janice Rand, Walter Rand, Lincoln Rand Jr., Julie Rand Chandler.


"Rand" is a musical album of Komet.

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  1. Rand is a census-designated place on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,631. It is surrounded by the communities of Malden and DuPont City.
  2. Rand is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office established in 1881 in Jackson County, Colorado. It is a ranching community at the southern end of North Park south of Walden consisting of several homes and businesses, a post office, and ranching facilities. Rand is near the junction of State Highway 125 and Jackson County Road 27 along Indian Creek, at an elevation of 8627 feet. The post office was established in 1883 and the first postmaster was Jack Rand. The Rand post office has the ZIP code 80473.
  3. Rand is a town in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the Urana Shire local government area. At the 2006 census, Rand had a population of 210.
  4. Rand a.k.a. Rand, California: Rand is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.

There are other places with in their name, like Rand and Edgar Mural and Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School.


  1. Rand a.k.a. South African rand: The rand is the currency of South Africa. The rand has the symbol "R" and is subdivided into 100 cents, symbol "c". The ISO 4217 code is ZAR, from Dutch Zuid-Afrikaanse Rand.. The rand is the currency of the Common Monetary Area between South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. Although Namibia withdrew from this union, the rand is still legal tender there.
  2. RAND is a polling authority.

Phrases with Rand

  1. Rand Formula
  2. Rand's Warbler
  3. Rand's Goldenrod
  4. Rand's Desmatodon Moss
  5. Ayn Rand

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rand

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Google previewComputability Theory and Its Applications (2000)

Current Trends and Open Problems : Proceedings of a 1999 AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, Computability Theory and Applications, June 13-17, 1999, University of Colorado, Boulder by Peter Cholak

RAND is the effective union of the II" classes...

Google previewPublic Policy and Statistics (2000)

Case Studies from RAND by Sally C. Morton, John E. Rolph

RAND is a nonprofit institution established in 1948 whose mission is to inform public policy decisions through research and analysis. The RAND Statistics Group, established in 1976, currently consists of doctoral and masters level statisticians ...

Google previewUltimate Guide to Link Building (2013)

How to Build Backlinks, Authority and Credibility for Your Website, and Increase Click Traffic and Search Ranking by Eric Ward, Garrett French

Rand is the CEO of SEO software company SEOmoz (http://www.

Google previewAyn Rand Cult (2012)

by Jeff Walker

Ayn Rand is the greatest mind since Aristotle and the greatest human being who ever lived; (2) Atlas Shrugged is not just the greatest novel of all time, but the ...

Google previewConflict (2015)

Journeys through war and terror in southeast Asia by Nelson Rand

Nelson Rand is an intrepid adventurer.

Google previewHighly Recommended: Harnessing the Power of Word of Mouth and Social Media to Build Your Brand and Your Business (2013)

by Paul M. Rand

Rand is the founder, President and CEO of Zócalo Group, one of the world’s leading word of mouth and social media marketing agencies and one of the fastest growing companies inside Omnicom Group, the 2nd largest global ...

Google previewRadicals for Capitalism (2009)

A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement by Brian Doherty


Google previewCivilian Workforce Planning in the Department of Defense (2006)

Different Levels, Different Roles by Susan M. Gates, Christine Eibner, Edward Geoffrey Keating

RAND is a nonprofit research organization located in Santa Monica, California. We are involved in a research project for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in OSD [the Office of the Secretary of Defense].

Google previewPassenger rail security enhanced federal leadership needed to prioritize and guide security efforts : report to congressional requesters.

RAND is a nonprofit research organization that analyzes security issues in the rail sector, among other things. 4GAO, Mass Transit: Federal Actions Could Help Transit Agencies Address Page 4 GAO-05-851 Passenger Rail Security II.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

RAND (a contraction of "research and development") was one of the first organizations to be called a "think tank," a distinction bestowed by its original client, the U.S. Air Force (then the Army Air Force). As World War II was drawing to a close, ...

Google previewThe Bible Dictionary (2015)

by Rand, William W.

Rand, William W. instance, at Carthage and other places. The remains of the Phoenician and Punic dialects are too few and too much disfigured to enable us to judge with certainty how extensively these languages were the same as the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Jürgen Garche, Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati


Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture (2008)

by Luca Prono

PrIde members dick Michaels, Bill rand, and sam winston collaborated on the initial project, which was catalyzed ...

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Small photo of Nelson Mandela portrait on South African money 20 rand banknote close up. Leader of African people and former president of South Africa, Nobel Prize Winner. More...

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Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. (Ayn Rand)
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Scrabble value of R1A1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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