Share this entry
whare Line breaks: whare
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒri/

Definition of whare in English:


A Maori hut or house.
Example sentences
  • By mid September there were than 2,000 people in the settlement, 250 good houses had been built, and there were 230 whares and huts used for temporary accommodation.
  • Soon Chute's advancing army wiped out every settlement it came to, torching whares, destroying garden plots and killing anyone who resisted at Kiteonetea, Puketi, Weriweri, and Te Whenuku.
  • This lithograph by Petre shows the dwellings to be more substantial dwellings than the whares the settlers would have actually used.



Words that rhyme with whare

Florrie, Laurie, lorry, Macquarie, quarry, sorry
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources