1. (stative) be many, numerous, abundant - usually takes the prefix toko- when referring to people.
He maha aku pikinga pēnei ki runga i te rore nei, kāore he raruraru (HP 1991:22). / I had climbed onto this lorry in this way many times without any problem.
See also tokomaha
2. (noun) abundance, number, majority.
I a ia e hāramuramu noa ana te kōrero, he kīwaha, hangareka kē nei tana momo kōrero, auau tonu tana whakatoi i a ia tonu, inā kē nei te pai o āna kōrero ki te maha o te tangata (TTR 2000:47). / When he was speaking informally he used colloquial language and humour, often directed at himself, which appealed to many people.