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rand

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noun \ˈrand, ˈränd, ˈränt\

Simple Definition of rand

  • : the basic unit of money in the Republic of South Africa

Full Definition of rand

plural rand

  1. 1 — see money table

  2. 2 :  a former monetary unit of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland

Origin of rand

the Rand, South Africa


First Known Use: 1961

Rhymes with rand


Rand

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biographical name \ˈrand\

Definition of Rand

  1. Ayn play \ˈīn\ 1905–1982 Am. (Russ.-born) writer




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geographical name \ˈrand, ˈränd\

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