What is rand?

  • (noun): A rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese.
    Synonyms: Witwatersrand, Reef
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Cater Rand
... Cater Rand (9 December 1749 (Lewes, Sussex in England) - 21 December 1825) ... His father, Charles Rand ? - 1763 had been born in Colchester, Essex, but relocated as a boy to Sussex in 1714 ... Cater Rand married 15 April 1775 to Mary Scrace 1755 - 1783, who would bear him six recorded children ...
Rand, Lincolnshire - Community
... The existing church building dates from the 14th century ... It also contains a monument to the Harrington family ...
Silas Tertius Rand - Life
... Silas Rand and was born in the community of Brooklyn Street about six miles west of Kentville, Nova Scotia in the Township of Cornwallis ... He was a son of bricklayer Silas Rand and his wife Deborah Tupper ... Though largely uneducated, his father taught the younger Rand to read and later sent him to school, which he attended until the age of 11 ...
List Of Aircraft (R) - R - Rand-Robinson
... (Rand-Robinson Engineering Inc, Huntington Beach CA.) Rand Robinson KR-1 Rand Robinson KR-2 Rand Robinson KR-3 ...
Leander Rand
... Leander Rand (October 7, 1827 – 1900) was a farmer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada ... Nova Scotia, the son of Stephen Strong Rand and Nancy Forsyth ... In 1851, Rand married Olivia Ann Borden ...

More definitions of "rand":

  • (noun): United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982).
    Synonyms: Ayn Rand
  • (noun): The basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents.

Famous quotes containing the word rand:

    Hard times accounted in large part for the fact that the exposition was a financial disappointment in its first year, but Sally Rand and her fan dancers accomplished what applied science had failed to do, and the exposition closed in 1934 with a net profit, which was donated to participating cultural institutions, excluding Sally Rand.
    —For the State of Illinois, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)