1. (verb) to be correct, true, upright, right, just, fair, accurate, appropriate, lawful, proper, valid.
He tokomaha tonu ngā Māori kei te tāone e noho ana, nō reira hoki tētahi take i tika ai kia tū te mīhana ki reira (TP 7/1913:6). / There are quite a lot of Māori living in town, so that's a reason why it's appropriate that the mission be established there.
See also me ... (rā) ka tika
2. (verb) to be straight, direct, keep on a direct course.
Ka tika kē mai taua taua ki Hātaitai, ki Uruhau, ki Te Aka-tarewa, ki Te Wai-hirere, kia tahuri ēnei pā (JPS 1919:90). / The war party headed straight for Hātaitai, Uruhau, Te Aka-tarewa and Te Wai-hirere to overthrow these pā.
3. (modifier) correctly, directly, fairly, justly, straight - indicates a direct path.
Nā konei ka kī ia ko tēnei kēmu kīhai i riro tika (TJ 20/6/1899:9). / As a result he says that this game was not won fairly.
Ka piki ki runga i te tima Ingarihi, kua wareware au ki te ingoa, ka rere tika ki Īnia mā te moana anō o Īnia (HP 1991:221). / We boarded the English ship, I've forgotten its name, and sailed straight to India via the Indian Ocean.
4. (noun) truth, correctness, directness, justice, fairness, righteousness, right.
Ko te putiputi hei mauranga mā te tangata i tēnei rā he kāneihana mā, te tohu o te tika, o te pai (TP 7/1909:6). / The flower for a person to carry on this day is a white carnation, the symbol of fairness and good.
See also tika tangata