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Randan

Definition of the noun randan

What does randan mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: randans

  1. [Scotland] Riotous or disorderly behaviour.
  2. [Scotland] A rowdy celebration, a spree.

Explanation

Randan: A randan is a boat rowed by three persons, stern and bow using a single oar each and the central person a pair of sculls. The word is of unknown origin, and can hardly be connected with a slang term for a row or spree, which is found as early as the beginning of the 18th century and is generally taken as a variation of random, haphazard.

  • also known as 朗当

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Google previewThe American Girl's Home Book of Work and Play (1883)

by Helen Campbell

What is called a Randan is a very popular way of arranging the work in a rather large boat.

Google previewLife on the Upper Thames (1875)

by Henry Robert Robertson

A randan is a combination, as it were, of a pair-oared boat and a sculling- boat — the sculler sitting between the two rowers. This is a useful kind of boat for travelling and general purposes, but is somewhat unsatisfactory in appearance.

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

randan (ran'dan), n. [Cf. rand2; perhaps in part due to randon, random : see random. In the 3d and 4th senses uncertain ; perhaps with ref . to quick movement ; but in def . 3 possibly a corrupt form, connected with range, v., 6.] 1.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

randan (ran'dan), n. [Cf. rand®; perhaps in part due to randon, random: see random. In the 3d and 4th senses uncertain ; perhaps with ref. to quick movement; but in def. 3 possibly a corrupt form, connected with range, r., 6.] 1 . A noise ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

randan (ran'dan), n. [Cf. rand2; perhaps in part due to randon, random: see random. In the 3d and 4th senses uncertain; perhaps with ref. to quick movement; but in def. 3 possibly a corrupt form, connected with range, v., 6.] 1. A noise ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

randan (ran'dan), n. [Cf. randQ; perhaps in part due to randon, random: see random. In the 3d and 4th senses uncertain; perhaps with ref. to quick movement; but in def. 3 possibly a corrupt form, connected with range, 12, 6.] 1 . A noise ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1860)

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fly*— Randan Qio, 28 Feet Long, for a Pair of Scnlla In the middle, and with a ainglo Oar or Seull forward and aft In addition when deaired. A Sculling Octkigoek, 30 Feet Long. Mew Style for Racing in Smooth Water. Bioht-Oabid Ootbiooeb, 60 ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1890)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney

randan (ran'dan), n. (Cf. rand2; perhaps in part due to randon, random: see random. In the 3d and 4th senses uncertain; perhaps with ref. to quick movement; but in def. 3 possibly a corrupt form, connected with range, c., 6.] 1. A noise ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

excellent; brilliant AUSTRALIA, 1993 randan noun a spree of wild, debauched, hedonistic behaviour, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature (2001)

Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams

randan whoring or drunken spree. Ex Dutch randen (or ranten, hence ' rant'). None of OED's citations for this group of words is earlier than the 1590s; linguistic importation from the Dutch was considerable after the establishing of the ...

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Video shows what randan means. Riotous or disorderly behaviour.. A rowdy celebration, a spree.. Randan Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

Scrabble value of R1A1N1D2A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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