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makai

[muh-kahy] /məˈkaɪ/
adverb, Hawaii.
1.
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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  • 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.
Contemporary definitions for makai
adverb, adjective
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