[ran-dee] /ˈræn di/
a male given name, form of or .
a female given name.
adjective randier, randiest
(informal, mainly Brit)
(mainly Scot) lacking any sense of propriety or restraint; reckless
noun (pl) randies
1690s, Scottish, “aggressive, boisterous,” probably from rand “to rave,” an obsolete variant of rant (v.). In the original sense especially of beggars, “and probably implying vagrant habits as well as rude behavior” [OED]. Sense of “lewd, lustful” first recorded 1847. Related: Randiness.
[1847+; origin unknown; various dialect senses suggest a possible derivation fr ”wild movement,” ”boisterousness,” ”wantonness”]
[rah-nee, rah-nee] /ˈrɑ ni, rɑˈni/ noun, (in India) 1. the wife of a rajah. 2. a reigning queen or princess. /ˈrɑːnɪ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of rani
- Ranfurly shield
/rænˈfɜːlɪ/ noun 1. (in New Zealand) the premier rugby trophy, competed for annually by provincial teams
- Ranelagh gardens
/ˈrænɪlə/ plural noun 1. a public garden in Chelsea opened in 1742: a centre for members of fashionable society to meet and promenade. The gardens were closed in 1804 Also called Ranelagh
[rang] /ræŋ/ verb 1. simple past tense of 2 . [rang] /ræŋ/ noun, Informal. 1. a boomerang. [ring] /rɪŋ/ noun 1. a typically circular band of metal or other durable material, especially one of gold or other precious metal, often set with gems, for wearing on the finger as an ornament, a token of betrothal […]