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Noun: kite  kIt
  1. Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
     
  2. [N. Amer] A bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
     
  3. [N. Amer] A bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
     
  4. Any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
     
  5. A large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind
    - spinnaker
     
  6. (geometry) a quadrilateral having two pairs of adjacent edges of equal length; the shape of a simple kite
Verb: kite  kIt
  1. [N. Amer] Increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently
    "He kited many checks"
     
  2. [N. Amer] Get credit or money by using a bad check
    "The businessman kited millions of dollars"
     
  3. (air travel) soar or fly like a kite
    "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"
     
  4. Fly a kite
    "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model"

Derived forms: kiting, kites, kited

Type of: bank check [US], check [N. Amer], cheque [Brit, Cdn], fly, glide, hawk, headsail, increase, obtain, plaything, toy

Part of: Accipitridae, family Accipitridae

Encyclopedia: Kite, Georgia