Definition of random. Meaning of random. Synonyms of random
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Definition of random
RandomRandom 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
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 unequal thickness.
Random shot, a shot not directed or aimed toward any
particular object, or a shot with the muzzle of the gun
Random work (Masonry), stonework consisting of stones of
unequal sizes fitted together, but not in courses nor
always with flat beds. RandomRandom Ran"dom, n. [OE. randon, OF. randon force, violence,
rapidity, a 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 fly At random, sometimes hit
most happily. --Herrick.
O, many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the
archer little meant ! --Sir W.
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.
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