1. n., Foundation, base, site, location, ground, background, platform, as of a house; an open place, as for camping or for sports, as for ʻulu maika or hōlua sliding; playground, arena, stand, stage, courtyard course, camp; bed, as of a stream.
- Ka Monroe kahua kālai ʻaina, Monroe doctrine about land division.
- E hana mua ā paʻa ke kahua, mamua o ke aʻo ʻana iā haʻi (saying), work first to make firm the foundation before teaching others.
- PEP tafuʻa , tasuʻa .
2. n., Base of a quilt on which the pattern (lau) is appliquéd; this base is above the layer of cotton or wool. The pili is below it.
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