Randall grass to Ransack
(Ran"dall grass`) (Bot.) The meadow fescue See under Grass.
(Ran"dan) n. The product of a second sifting of meal; the finest part of the bran. [Prov. Eng.]
(Ran"dan), n. A boat propelled by three rowers with four oars, the middle rower pulling two.
1. (Shoemaking) The act or process of making and applying rands for shoes.
2. (Mil.) A kind of basket work used in gabions.
(Ran"dom) n. [OE. randon, OF. randon force, violence, rapidity, à randon, de randon, violently,
suddenly, rapidly, prob. of German origin; cf. G. rand edge, border, OHG. rant shield, edge of a shield,
akin to E. rand, n. See Rand, n.]
1. Force; violence. [Obs.]
For courageously the two kings newly fought with great random and force.E. Hall.
2. A roving motion; course without definite direction; want of direction, rule, or method; hazard; chance;
commonly used in the phrase at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.
Counsels, when they flyHerrick.
At random, sometimes hit most happily.
O, many a shaft, at random sent,Sir W. Scott.
Finds mark the archer little meant!
3. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball. Sir K. Digby.
4. (Mining) The direction of a rake- vein. Raymond.
(Ran"dom), a. Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction,
aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess.
Some random truths he can impart.Wordsworth.
So sharp a spur to the lazy, and so strong a bridle to the random.H. Spencer. Random courses (Masonry), courses of stone of unequal thickness. Random shot, a shot not
directed or aimed toward any particular object, or a shot with the muzzle of the gun much elevated.
Random work (Masonry), stonework consisting of stones of unequal sizes fitted together, but not in
courses nor always with flat beds.
(Ran"dom*ly) adv. In a random manner.
(Ran"don) n. Random. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ran"don), v. i. To go or stray at random. [Obs.]
(Rane"deer`) n. See Reindeer. [Obs.]
(||Ra"nee) n. Same as Rani.
(Ran"force`) n. [Cf. F. renforcer.] See Reënforce. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Rang) imp. of Ring, v. t. & i.