- a Maori hut or house.
noun: whare, plural noun: whares
- a Maori meeting house: their whare runanga is one of the finest meeting houses in the East Cape
- a dining room or dining hall on a traditional Maori settlement: a bunch of adults were sitting in the front of the whare kai playing cards
- a university or college specializing in traditional Maori knowledge: I'm rather attracted to the idea of the pre-European whare wananga