1. The whole area, the length and breadth of the land, everywhere.
Kua kimi ‘aia nā te ‘ōrau o te ‘enua, kāre rāi i kitea.
He searched the length and breadth of the country, but still didn’t find it;
Kua tutuki tōna rongo ki te ‘ōrau o te ‘enua.
News about him spread throughout the land;
Kua ‘aere ‘aia nā te ‘ōrau o teianei ao i te kimi i taua tangata.
He went all over the world searching for that man.
2. n. A large sea-going canoe shed or shelter; a gathering place, house or building for people.