1. (verb) to desire, want, wish for, yearn for, aspire to, fancy, hanker after.
Ko te mea ia i tino hōkaka ai ia, ka haere ia ki a Te Whatuiāpiti, hei hoa mōna (TWM 25/6/1864:3). / What she earnestly desired was to go to Te Whatuiāpiti to be his wife.
2. (noun) desire, wish, want, hope, aspiration, attraction (sexual).