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Definitions of random

  1. Force; violence. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The direction of a rake-vein. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Want of definite aim or method; chance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Want of direction, rule, or method; chance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Want of direction; chance; at random. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Without external guidance; without settled aim or purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Done without definite aim; left to chance; as, a random shot; aimless; at random, without direction or method; aimlessly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Done or uttered at hazard: left to chance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. At random, without definite direction or purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Done or uttered at hazard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Aimless; casual. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Done at hazard; left to chance; done or uttered without previous calculation. At random, without definite aim. Random-shot, a shot discharged at random without any direct aim. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Done at hazard, or without settled aim, purpose, or calculation; left to chance; done or uttered without previous calculation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for random

  1. The name of the Marquis de Suarez, when she uttered it, had been but a shaft hurled at random – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  2. To rush at random into the immense- burning building would have been madness. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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