makai

[muh-kahy]
adverb Hawaii.
toward or by the sea; seaward: He agreed to purchase the land makai of Diamond Head Road.
Compare mauka.


Origin:
< Hawaiian, equivalent to ma directional particle + kai ocean

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Main Entry:  makai
Part of Speech:  adv, adj
Example:  Hawaiian
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Making public outreach a priority, the department has been developing mauka and makai brochures.
It is essential that permittees exercise extreme caution when conducting activities makai, or seaward, of the shoreline.
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