1. vt. To delay, waste time, tarry, linger, keep others waiting. Kahuli ihola lāua, a lilo ihola lāua i ke kā, i ka hoe, pēlā lāua i ʻapa ai (FS 49), the two upset, and were occupied with the bailer and paddles, in this way they were delayed. Mai ʻapa mai ʻoe, e hele kākou, don't dillydally, let's go. Kū ka ʻapa iā Hawaiʻi, he moku nui, it is fitting for Hawaiʻi to tarry [do as it wants], a big island. hō.ʻapa Caus/sim.
2. Ephah. Biblical.
3. (Cap.) Also Aba Abba. (Mar. 14.36.) Eng.