1. vt. To scoop out, dub out, as a log for a canoe, or as of the action of the sea on the coast; to peck, chisel out, gouge, undermine, erode, bore. Fig., blunt, cruel, harsh in speech; to rebuke; digging, scooping, etc. (preceded by ke). Cf. paokeʻe, paokoke, paomoni. Pōhaku pao, stone chisel. Ua pao ʻia ʻo Pua e ka hoahānau, Pua was rebuked by the cousin. Pao ka lima, ʻae ka waha, the hand bores from below, the mouth says yes. (PEP paʻo.)
3. n. Cave, pit, cavern. Lua pao, pit cave, as for burial.
4. n. Arch of a bridge, bridge.