1. nvs. Sky, heaven; heavenly, spiritual. ʻAi lani (1 Kor. 10.3), spiritual food. Mai ka lani nō ā ka honua, from heaven to earth (fig., suddenly, without rhyme or reason). (PPN langi.)
2. nvs. Very high chief, majesty; host (Isa. 34.4); royal, exalted, high born, noble, aristocratic. This meaning is most common in personal names, as Lei-lani, royal child or heavenly lei; Pua-lani, descendant of royalty or heavenly flowers. Cf. kamalani, kuhilani. Ka-lani-ana-ʻole (name), the incomparably exalted one. hoʻo.lani
a. To treat as a chief; to render homage to a chief; to act as a chief; to enjoy the position and prestige of a high chief.
b. Same as hoʻolanilani.
3. n. Kinds of flowers. See below.