1. nvi., To grow, increase, spread; growth; increase or rising of the wind; to protect (PH 116, For. 6:474).
- Ka ulu o ka lā, the rising of the sun.
- Kai ulu, sea at full tide.
- Ulu ehuehu, to grow fast, as a child.
- Mauka ʻoe e hele ai, ma ka ulu o ka makani (PH 213), go inland where the wind blows.
- Cf. mea ulu.
2. vi., Possessed by a god; inspired by a spirit, god, ideal, person, as for artistic creation; stirred, excited; to enter in and inspire.
- Manaʻo ulu wale, a thought entered of its own accord, hence fancy, impulse, imagination.
- E ulu, e ulu kini o ke akua, ulu ō Kāne me Kanaloa (prayer), enter and inspire, may myriadsu of spirits enter and inspire, including Kāne and Kanaloa.
- Ua ulu aʻe ia mamuli o ka mahele lua o ke koʻikoʻi, this occurred because of the division of the responsibility.
- PPN huru.
3. n., Grove (see ulu kanu, Ulukou, ulu kukui, ulu lāʻau, ulu niu); assemblage, collection, or flock, as of stars (ulu hōkū), birds (ulu manu), ships (ulu moku), canoes (ulu waʻa).
- PPN ʻulu.
4. Same as the more common uluulu #3.
5. nvt., Stick used in spreading hot oven stones; to spread the stones.
6. n., Kind of tapa made at Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi; name of a quilt design.
7. n., Center, as of a canoe or net.
- Kīhele ia ulu, bail out the center.
- Cf. uluna #3.
8. n., A name used repeatedly in For. 5:703–9 for Kawelo’s warriors whose names begin with Kaulu (Kaulukauloko, Kaulukauwaho).
- Ua poʻe ulu nei (For. 5:709), these ulu people.
- Ka nui ulu, the many warriors.
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