Definitions for KITEkaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kitekaɪt(n.; v.)kit•ed, kit•ing.

  1. (n.)a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.

  2. any of various slim, graceful hawks, as of the New World genera Elanoides and Ictinia and the Old World genus Milvus, with long, pointed wings and usu. a notched or forked tail.

    Category: Ornithology

  3. a worthless or fraudulently written instrument of credit, esp. a check written for an amount greater than that on deposit and covered with another bogus check drawn on a different bank.

    Category: Business

  4. a person who preys on others; sharper.

  5. (v.i.)to fly or move with a rapid or easy motion like that of a kite.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. to obtain money or credit through kites.

    Category: Business

  7. (v.t.)to write (a bad check) to obtain money or credit.

    Category: Business

Origin of kite:

bef. 900; ME kyte, OE cȳta kite, bittern

kit′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kite(noun)

    a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

  2. kite(noun)

    a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

  3. kite(noun)

    plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

  4. kite(verb)

    any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals

  5. kite(verb)

    increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently

    "He kited many checks"

  6. kite(verb)

    get credit or money by using a bad check

    "The businessman kited millions of dollars"

  7. kite(verb)

    soar or fly like a kite

    "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"

  8. kite(verb)

    fly a kite

    "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kite(noun)ɪt

    a toy you fly in the sky on the end of a long string

    to fly a kite

Wiktionary

  1. kite(Noun)

    Any of falconiform birds of prey in the subfamily Elaninae of the family Accipitridae with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring.

    A pair of kites built a nest on the cliff.

  2. kite(Noun)

    A lightweight toy or other device carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.

    On windy spring days, we would fly kites.

  3. kite(Noun)

    A tethered object which deflects its position in a medium by obtaining lift and drag in reaction with its relative motion in the medium.

  4. kite(Noun)

    A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.

    Four-sided figures without parallel sides include trapezoids and kites.

  5. kite(Noun)

    A fraudulent draft, such as a check one drawn on insufficient funds or with altered face value.

  6. kite(Noun)

    A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.

  7. kite(Noun)

    An aircraft, or aeroplane.

  8. kite(Noun)

    A lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding-sail.

  9. kite(Noun)

    A spinnaker.

  10. kite(Verb)

    To fly a kite.

    I'm going kiting this weekend.

  11. kite(Verb)

    To glide in the manner of a kite.

    The wind kited us toward shore.

  12. kite(Verb)

    To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.

    We spent the afternoon kiting around the bay.

  13. kite(Verb)

    To toss or cast.

  14. kite(Verb)

    To write a check on an account with insufficient funds, expecting that funds will become available by the time the check clears.

    He was convicted of kiting checks and sentenced to two years in prison.

  15. kite(Verb)

    To cause an increase, especially in costs.

    Rising interest rates have kited the cost of housing.

  16. kite(Verb)

    To attack and destroy a monster or mob from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.

  17. kite(Verb)

    To deflect sideways in the water.

  18. kite(Verb)

    To send a short letter.

  19. kite(Noun)

    A short letter.

  20. kite(Verb)

    To steal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kite(noun)

    any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail

  2. Kite(noun)

    fig. : One who is rapacious

  3. Kite(noun)

    a light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string

  4. Kite(noun)

    a lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light

  5. Kite(noun)

    a quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry

  6. Kite(noun)

    fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill

  7. Kite(noun)

    the brill

  8. Kite(verb)

    to raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6

  9. Kite(noun)

    the belly

Freebase

  1. Kite

    A kite is a tethered aircraft. The necessary lift that makes the kite wing fly is generated when air flows over and under the kite's wing, producing low pressure above the wing and high pressure below it. This deflection also generates horizontal drag along the direction of the wind. The resultant force vector from the lift and drag force components is opposed by the tension of the one or more lines or tethers. The anchor point of the kite line may be static or moving. The same principles can be used in water and experiments have also been made with lighter-than-air kites Kites may be flown for recreation, art or other practical uses. Sport kites can be flown in aerial ballet, sometimes as part of a competition. Power kites are multi-line steerable kites designed to generate large forces which can be used to power activities such as kite surfing, kite landboarding, kite fishing, kite buggying and a new trend snow kiting. Kites towed behind boats can lift passengers which has had useful military applications in the past.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. kite

    In naval mine warfare, a device which when towed, submerges and planes at a predetermined level without sideways displacement.


Translations for KITE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kite(noun)

a light frame covered with paper or other material, and with string attached, for flying in the air

The children were flying their kites in the park.

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