1. (verb) (-a) to erect, establish, fix, elevate on poles.
I hangaia he teihana kaha ki reira poua ai ki reira te haki (kara) o Nōwei, me te haki o tō rātou kaipuke (TP 3/1912:7). / A sturdy station was built at that place and the flag of Norway and the ensign of their ship were erected there.
2. (verb) (-a) to plunge in, stick in (a paddle, knife, stake, etc.).
Ka poua ngā oka ki te kōpū o te mango (TP 8/1903:11). / The knives were plunged into the belly of the shark.
3. (verb) (-a) to plant.
Ka whakapaia e ia tōna whenua, ka poua ki te kokonati, ki ngā tū āhua hua rākau katoa (TP 1/1911:10). / He prepared his land and planted coconuts and all types of fruit trees.
4. (verb) (-a) to appoint, anoint.
Ka poua e Wiremu Tāmihana te hinu ki runga i te māhunga o Pōtatau (Wh4 2004:18). / Wiremu Tāmihana annointed the head of Pōtatau with oil.
5. (noun) post, upright, support, pole, pillar, goalpost, sustenance.
Ko taua mīhini āna mahia e te tangata kotahi, pēnei kia kotahi rau e toru tekau pou taiepa e oti te pokapoka he kōwhao ki aua pou 130 i te hāora kotahi (TW 25/5/1878:263). / That machine of his is operated by one person and can drill holes in one hundred and thirty fence posts per hour.
6. (noun) support, supporter, stalwart, mentor, symbol of support, metaphoric post - someone, a group, tribe, gathering or something that strongly supports a cause or is a territorial symbol, such as a mountain or landmark, representing that support.
Nā, i muri o ēnei pou, ko ngā pou whenua me ngā pou tangata, i whakakotahi ai ngā iwi ki raro i te Kīngitanga (Wh4 2004:18). / Now, as well as these gatherings of support there are the landmarks symbolising support and the supporters that unite the tribes under the King Movement.
Ko ngā pou pupuru whenua tēnei i tukua ki raro i te Kīngitanga o Pōtatau. Ko Karioi, ko Titiokura, ko Taranaki, ko Pūtauaki, ko Kai-iwi, ko Ngongotahā, ko Tararua, ko Te Aroha. Ko ngā pou whenua tēnei i tukua e ngā iwi nōna aua whenua ki raro i te Kīngitanga o Pōtatau (TMP 25/7/1893:3). / These are the land symbols of support that were placed under the King Movement authority of Pōtatau to hold their lands: Karioi, Titiokura, Taranaki, Pūtauaki, Kai-iwi, Ngongotahā, Tararua, and Te Aroha mountains. These are the land symbols of support for those lands that had been placed by the tribes under King Pōtatau's protection.
7. (noun) column.
He momo pātengi raraunga te ripanga, he tūtohi, he rite ki te tukutuku te āhua, arā, he kapa ōna, he pou hoki (TRP 2010:241). / A spreadsheet is a type of database, a chart that looks like a grid, that is it has rows and columns.
8. (noun) teacher, expert.