Definition of whare in English:


Line breaks: whare
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒri


A Maori hut or house.
More 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.



Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…