- hello; greetings.
- friendly; hospitable; welcoming: The aloha spirit prevails throughout the islands.
Origin of aloha
Examples from the Web for aloha
Contemporary Examples of aloha
In the Aloha State, Obama has endorsed and cut a radio ad for Neil Abercrombie, the incumbent governor.Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now
August 8, 2014
He spotted Nestor Gabriel Caballero Gutierrez, 39, of Aloha, Oregon, limping down the road.Behind the Gert Boyle Kidnap Attempt
November 27, 2010
Historical Examples of aloha
The orchestra had finished “Aloha Oe” and was preparing to go home.The House of Pride
The door is always open and over its lintel is 'Aloha,' which means 'Welcome.'A Yankee in the Far East
George Hoyt Allen
And "Kilauea's 'Aloha' to the Lurline" it has always been to us since.In the Track of the Trades
Lewis R. Freeman
She was "My Aloha," "my dear one," to both father and mother.Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)
W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
Here he met his sister, Koai, but had only time to say, “Aloha oe!”Hawaiian Folk Tales
Word Origin and History for aloha
1798, Hawaiian aloha, Maori aroha, an expression used in greeting or valediction, literally "love, affection, pity." Sometimes aloha 'oe, from 'oe "to you."