1. (verb) to be abundant, fruitful.
E tūmanako ana ahau kia makuru ngā hua pai o ā koutou mahi (TP 1/2/1901:15). / I want the good fruits of your work to be abundant.
2. (adjective) be abundant, fruitful.
He makuru ake ngā paukena i tipu noa iho ki te pū wairākau i ērā i āta whakatipuria ki te māra (HJ 2015:185). / The pumpkins that grew of their own accord in the compost heap were more abundant than those that were raised in the garden.
3. (noun) abundance, profusion, fruitfulness.
Auina ake i te tau tuatahi nui atu te makuru o te kūmara (TP 4/1912:5). / Later in the first year the abundance of the kūmara was greater.