1. vi. To collect, assemble, as people, things (puku + -ʻi, transitivizer: Gram. 6.6.4). hoʻo.pū.kuʻi To collect, assemble.
2. n. Council, assembly, as of chiefs or gods, especially of the major gods, Kāne, Kū, Lono, and Kanaloa (pūkuʻi akua). (PPN pu(u)tuki).
3. vi. To sit doubled up, as for protection from the cold; to nestle together, as in embrace; to hug, huddle. Hoʻi mai ke anu o ka hoʻoilo, pūkuʻi aku au ma kō poli (song), the cold of winter returns, I nestle close within your arms. hoʻo.pū.kuʻi Caus/sim.
4. n. Hub, as of a wheel. Uhi pūkuʻi, hub cap.