1. (verb) to revolve, spin, rotate, twirl, move around, produce a humming sound with a disc.
Koirā te tau i porotiti haere ai a Tahupōtiki i roto o Taranaki me Waimarino ki te rapu tamariki i roto i ngā whānau Metoriti, hei tuku ki Turakina (TTR 1996:35). / That was the year that Tahupōtiki went around Taranaki and Waimarino seeking pupils for Turakina among Methodist families.
2. (modifier) round, circular.
I te taha o te toka roa, e rua ngā kōhatu porotiti, kotahi putu pea te whānui (RK 1994:25). / Beside the long rock were two round stones about one foot wide.
3. (noun) spinning disc, humming disc - disc with two holes through which a string is threaded and used to make the disc spin.
Nā, ka tae te mahi, he kū, he pākuru, he tō, he pūtōrino, he kōauau, he tōrehe, he tī papaki ringa, he porotiti, he kaupeka - kāore a Kae i kata (JPS 1928:270). / So they tried playing kū, pākuru, tō, pūtōrino, kōauau, tōrehe, hand-clapping, porotiti, and kaupeka - but Kae did not laugh.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 169-170;)
4. (noun) spinning, rotating, whirling, revolving, swinging, twirling.
Ka rawe anō ki te titiro atu i ngā mahi a Raukatauri; ko ngā kākahu o te hunga poi he mā katoa, rawe ana tērā te porotiti a te poi (TPH 30/11/1900:4) / It was great to watch the activities of Raukatauri; the garments of the poi performers were all white and the twirling of the poi was excellent.
5. (noun) counter.
He whero te porotiti ka tangohia i te ipu (i te whakamātau tūponotanga i runga nei). He putanga matapōkere tēnei nā te mea he ōrite te tūponotanga puta o ia porotiti (TRP 2010:165). / The counter taken from a container is red. This is a random outcome because the outcome probability for each counter are the same.