noun force; violence.
2. random ·noun the direction of a rake-vein.
3. random ·noun distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball.
4. random ·adj 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.
5. random ·noun 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.