1. n. Seat, chair, stool, bench, pew, saddle. Noho kula, golden throne.
2. vt. To live, reside, inhabit, occupy (as land), dwell, stay, tarry, marry, sit, be in session; to be, act as; to rule or reign (usually but not always followed by a qualifier, as noho moku, to rule a district). Noho ʻia, inhabited. Noho malihini, to sojourn. Ua noho ka ʻaha, the court is in session. Noho me ka hauʻoli, to be happy. Noho mālie, to keep quiet, remain still. Noho like, to live in unity, with equal rights. Noho ʻoluʻolu, to live comfortably. ʻO ʻOlopana ke aliʻi o ia wā e noho ana ma Oʻahu nei (FS 197), ʻOlopana was the chief of this time ruling here on Oʻahu. hoʻo.noho To take up residence; to install, establish, provide, seat, locate, arrange, pack, regulate, convey, carry, appoint; to place in authority; to set, as type. Hoʻonoho kahu, installation of a pastor. Hoʻonoho i ka pākaukau, to set a table. Hoʻonoho kēpau, to set type. Hoʻonoho iwi, to set bones; a bone setter. Hoʻonoho ʻalu, cf. ʻalu. Mīkini hoʻonoho hua paʻi palapala, linotype machine. He kānāwai e hoʻonoho ana i aupuni, an act to provide a government. (PPN nofo.)
3. nvt. Possession of a medium by a spirit or god; possessed; to possess. Akua noho, god that posseses. Ua noho ʻo Pele i luna o ʻAne, Pele possessed Annie. hoʻo.noho To summon a spirit to possess. (PPN nofo.)
4. vs. A strong negative following mai. Mai noho ʻoe ā kolohe i kaʻu mea hana, don't you dare disturb my work.