Associations to the word «Kite»

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Wiktionary

KITE, noun. A bird of prey of the family Accipitridae belonging to one of the following groups:
KITE, noun. Any bird of subfamily Milvinae, with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring.
KITE, noun. A bird of genus Elanus, having thin pointed wings, that preys on rodents and hunts by hovering. Also, any bird of related genera in the subfamily Elaninae.
KITE, noun. A lightweight toy or other device carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.
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.
KITE, noun. (geometry) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
KITE, noun. (banking) A fraudulent draft, such as a check one drawn on insufficient funds or with altered face value.
KITE, noun. (astrology) A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.
KITE, noun. (slang) An aircraft, or aeroplane.
KITE, noun. (sailing) (dated) A lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding-sail.
KITE, noun. (sailing) (slang) A spinnaker.
KITE, noun. (US) (slang) (prison) A short letter.
KITE, noun. (figurative) A rapacious person.
KITE, noun. (UK) (dialect) A fish, the brill.
KITE, verb. (rare) (usually with "go") To fly a kite.
KITE, verb. To glide in the manner of a kite.
KITE, verb. To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.
KITE, verb. To toss or cast.
KITE, verb. (banking) To write a check on an account with insufficient funds, expecting that funds will become available by the time the check clears.
KITE, verb. (US) To cause an increase, especially in costs.
KITE, verb. (video games) To keep ahead of (a pursuing monster or mob) in order to attack it repeatedly from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.
KITE, verb. (nautical) (engineering) To deflect sideways in the water.
KITE, verb. (US) (slang) (prison) To send a short letter.
KITE, verb. (US) (slang) To steal.
KITE, verb. (obsolete) To hunt with a hawk.
KITE, noun. (UK dialectal) (Northern England) (Scotland) The stomach; belly.
KITE, noun. (rare) A weight-measure unit from Ancient Egypt, equivalent to 0.1 deben
KITE FIGHTING, noun. (chiefly Indian sub-continent) a kite flying contest, where the kites' strings are coated with an abrasive substance intended to cut an opponents' string.
KITE FLYING, noun. (politics) The tactic whereby a politician, usually through the media and often by way of an intentional leak, raises an idea to gauge the public reaction to it.
KITE RUNNER, noun. (chiefly Indian sub-continent) a person who chases kites that have been cut free during kite fighting contests.
KITE SURFING, noun. Alternative form of kitesurfing

Dictionary definition

KITE, noun. A bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value.
KITE, noun. A bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float.
KITE, noun. Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string.
KITE, noun. Any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals.
KITE, verb. Increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited many checks".
KITE, verb. Get credit or money by using a bad check; "The businessman kited millions of dollars".
KITE, verb. Soar or fly like a kite; "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains".
KITE, verb. Fly a kite; "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model".

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