\ ˈrand How to pronounce rand (audio) , ˈränd, ˈränt \
plural rand

Definition of rand

the basic monetary unit of South Africa — see Money Table

Examples of rand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emerging-market currencies such as the offshore yuan, the Brazilian real and the South African rand were among those losing the most ground, Mr. Tan noted. Quentin Webb, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Investigators subsequently issued fines of 2,000 South African rand (about $118) to the two employees and served a summons to the owner for his immediate arrest and appearance in a court of law, according to police. Liezl Thom, ABC News, 13 July 2022 One night in 2019, Cupido was carrying about 700 South African rand, or roughly $50, when his phone buzzed with the name of his next passenger: Nadine. Douglas Macmillan, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 Extra points for the approach-shoe-style toe rand—great for scrambles. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 Then, add in the power of the U.S. dollar against currencies that have consistently been devalued over the past three years: the Argentinian peso, the South African rand and the Turkish lira. Peter Greenberg, CBS News, 27 May 2022 But currencies including the Brazilian real, Chilean peso and South African rand have notched gains even as the dollar was strengthening. Julia-ambra Verlaine, WSJ, 24 May 2022 The rand erased four months worth of gains in just two weeks, while the Brazilian real, Colombian peso and the Chilean peso posted some of the sharpest declines among peers. Fortune, 1 May 2022 Among the cost details set are prices of 119 rand per month ($8.10) and 1,190 rand per year ($81) in South Africa. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rand

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rand

the Rand, South Africa

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Ayn \ ˈīn How to pronounce Rand (audio) \ 1905–1982 American (Russian-born) writer

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