1. (noun) day, sky.
He rua ō ngā pōkiha, he kōhanga ō ngā manu o te rangi (HKW 6/1899:10). / Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests.
I taua rangi nei i te ua pūnehunehu (HP 1991:6). / That day there was misty rain.
2. (noun) weather.
He karakia anō mō Tāwhiri-mātea, he tūā mō te rangi (NM 1928:5). / There were ritual chants for Tāwhiri-mātea and ritual chants for the weather.
3. (noun) heavens, heavenly realm - there are believed to be twelve heavens, the highest of which is te toi o ngā rangi.
I whakamārama mai a nehe mā i piki ētahi mā te toi huarewa ki te toi o ngā rangi, arā ki tō runga rawa o ngā rangi tūhāhā (TTT 1/8/1923:6). / The old men and women explained that some climbed via the suspended way to the uppermost heaven, that is the the highest of the spaced heavens.
4. (noun) heaven (Christianity).
Pūrangatia mā koutou he taonga ki te rangi, ki te wāhi e kore ai e whakakino te huhu, te waikura (KO 15/9/1883:3). / Pile up treasures in heaven for yourselves, in the place where huhu grubs and rust will not damage them.