1. lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
- a random choice
- bombs fell at random
- random movements
Sentences with random as an adjective:
- The flip of a fair coin is purely random.
- The newspaper conducted a random sample of five hundred American teenagers.
- The results of the field survey look random by several different measures.
- A toss of loaded dice is still random, though biased.
- The rand function generates a random number from a seed.
- A random American off the street couldn't tell the difference.
- That was a completely random comment.
- The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but random.
- The narrative takes a random course.
- You're so random!
1. A roving motion; course without definite direction; lack of rule or method; chance.
2. (obsolete) Speed, full speed; impetuosity, force. [14th-17thc.]
3. (obsolete) The full range of a bullet or other projectile; hence, the angle at which a weapon is tilted to allow the greatest range. [16th-19thc.]
4. (figuratively, colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence. [from 20thc.]
- The party was boring. It was full of randoms.
5. (mining) The direction of a rake-vein.