Definition of Kite

1. Noun. A bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value.

Generic synonyms: Bank Check, Check, Cheque

2. Verb. Increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently. "He kited many checks"
Generic synonyms: Increase

3. Noun. A bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float.
Generic synonyms: Bank Check, Check, Cheque

4. Verb. Get credit or money by using a bad check. "The businessman kited millions of dollars"
Generic synonyms: Obtain

5. Noun. Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string.
Specialized synonyms: Box Kite, Sport Kite, Stunt Kite
Terms within: Kite Tail
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy

6. Verb. Soar or fly like a kite. "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"
Category relationships: Air, Air Travel, Aviation
Generic synonyms: Glide

7. Noun. Any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals.

8. Verb. Fly a kite. "They kited the Red Dragon model"
Generic synonyms: Fly

Definition of Kite

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

2. v. i. To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.

3. n. The belly.

4. n. A form of drag to be towed under water at any depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface; -- called also sentry.

Definition of Kite

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A lightweight toy or other device carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines. ¹

3. 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. ¹

4. Noun. (geometry) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive. ¹

5. Noun. (banking) A fraudulent draft, such as a check one drawn on insufficient funds or with altered face value. ¹

6. Noun. (astrology) A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) An aircraft, or aeroplane. ¹

8. Noun. (sailing dated) A lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding-sail. ¹

9. Noun. (sailing slang) A spinnaker. ¹

10. Noun. (US slang prison) A short letter. ¹

11. Verb. (rare usually with "go") To fly a kite. ¹

12. Verb. To glide in the manner of a kite. ¹

13. Verb. To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing. ¹

14. Verb. To toss or cast. ¹

15. Verb. (banking) To write a check on an account with insufficient funds, expecting that funds will become available by the time the check clears. ¹

16. Verb. (American English) To cause an increase, especially in costs. ¹

17. Verb. (video games) To attack and destroy a monster or mob from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger. ¹

18. Verb. (nautical engineering) To deflect sideways in the water. ¹

19. Verb. (US slang prison) To send a short letter. ¹

20. Verb. (US slang) To steal. ¹

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Definition of Kite

1. to obtain money or credit fraudulently [v KITED, KITING, KITES]

Medical Definition of Kite

1. 1. 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. The European species are Milvus ictinus and Milvus govinda; the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is Haliastur Indus; the American fork-tailed kite is the Nauclerus furcatus. 2. One who is rapacious. "Detested kite, thou liest." (Shak) 3. 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. A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light. 5. A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry. 6. 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 falcon, an African falcon of the genus Avicida, having some resemblance to a kite. Origin: OE. Kyte, AS.cta; cf. W. Cud, cut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kite

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kite (current term)
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