What does the word random mean?

Usage examples for random

  1. Simply by this means; every time he changed a piece of gold, and especially at every payment he received, it had been his custom to throw in, blindly at random, two, three, or four small coins, among the papers of his trunk. – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  2. He bought at random. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  3. Still, you are more likely to get a good opinion on such a subject from a lawyer than from other men taken at random. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott