1. (stative) be great, important, widespread, of consequence.
I hira ake tō rātou mana i tō ngā rangitira o ngā hapū, ā, i te mātūtūtanga o te mate, i hewa ngā tūroro nā ngā karakia kikokiko i ora ai (KO 15/6/1882:6). / Their mana is greater than that of the chiefs of the kinship groups and when convalescing the patients are deluded into thinking that the malevolent ritual chants will heal them.
2. (stative) be numerous, abundant, plentiful, large, big.
3. (modifier) great, important, widespread, of consequence, significant, notable, momentous.
4. (noun) importance.
Ahakoa te hira o tana mahi ki te puri i a Ngāti Kahungunu ki te taha o te kāwanatanga, tana tautohe i te Kīngitanga me tana whawhai i a Te Kooti, ehara tēnei mahi āna mā te kāwanatanga i te mahi noa (TTR 1994:41). / Despite his important role in keeping Ngāti Kahungunu on the side of the government, his opposition to the King movement, and his fight against Te Kooti, he had not served the government blindly.
6. (stative) abundance, profusion, plentifulness.
Ko te whatu he kōhatu, ko te kōhatu, arā ko te hira o te hua rākau, o te karaka, etc. (M 2006:198). / The 'whatu' is a stone and 'kōhatu' is the used for the abundance of fruit, of the karaka tree, etc.