1. (verb) (-ria,-tia) to put on clothes, dress.
He mano tini ā māua pōtae, kāone, tōkena, wēkete, hōro, aikiha, me ngā kākahu katoa e kākahuria ana e te tāne, e te wāhine, e te tamariki (TW 26/10/1878:539). / We have a great many hats, gowns, stockings, waistcoats, shawls, handkerchiefs and all the clothes worn by men, women and children.
1. (noun) cape of red feathers.
Nō te taenga mai ka takoto ngā taonga, te parawai, te kaitaka, te kākahu kura, he nui te taonga, he nui hoki te kaitaka harakeke nei, me ngā patu e rua, kotahi te patu he mere, he akerautangi tētahi, he ōnewa tētahi, ko Oneone te ingoa; ko te Haemata te mere akerautangi rā (JPS 1927:254). / On arrival the gifts were laid out, the fine cloaks of flax fiber and red-feather cloaks, many articles, including many mats and two weapons, one being a wooden mere of akerautangi wood, the other a dark grey stone weapon, the name of which was Oneone, that of the wooden weapon being the Haemata.
1. (noun) wardrobe.
1. (noun) fashion show.
Ka taea e ngā rōpū ākonga te whiriwhiri tētahi kaupapa e tū ai tētahi momo ngahau nui tonu mā tō rātou hapori. Hei tauira, ko tētahi pō whakanui i tētahi tikanga Māori, i tētahi āhuatanga Māori rānei, ko tētahi whakaaturanga kapa haka, ko tētahi pō whakaatu kākahu rānei (Ha 1999:80). / Students are able to select a topic that involves holding a type of important entertainment for their community, e.g. a night celebrating a Māori custom or Māori function, a kapa haka performance, or an evening fashion show.
1. (noun) clothes designer.
I tipu ake he rakahinonga hou – ngā kaihanga kiriata, ngā kaihanga pūmanawa rorohiko, ngā kaikōpiro waipiro, ngā kaitunu kai me ngā kaihoahoa kākahu (Te Ara 2012). / A new breed of Māori entrepreneur developed – film makers, computer software developers, brewers, chefs and clothes designers.
1. (noun) mourning clothes.
Te kākahu tauā o ngā tāngata o Tonga he whāriki. Ka mate te tangata ka mau ōna whanaunga i te whāriki, ka rāpakitea ki runga ki a rātou (TP 11/1909:8). / The mourning garment of the people of Tonga is a mat. When the person dies his relatives wear the mat, which is wrapped around the waist down to the knees.
1. (noun) ambush, feigned retreat - a war party pretends to flee to deceive the enemy and on a given signal the fleeing fighters turn and attack the pursuing enemy.
1. (noun) laundry, laundromat.