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1kite

noun \ˈkīt\

: a toy that is made of a light frame covered with cloth, paper, or plastic and that is flown in the air at the end of a long string

: a type of hawk that has long, narrow wings

Full Definition of KITE

1
:  any of various usually small hawks (family Accipitridae) with long narrow wings and often a notched or forked tail
2
:  a person who preys on others
3
:  a light frame covered with paper, cloth, or plastic, often provided with a stabilizing tail, and designed to be flown in the air at the end of a long string
4
:  a check drawn against uncollected funds in a bank account or fraudulently raised before cashing
5
:  a light sail used in a light breeze usually in addition to the regular working sails; especially :  spinnaker
kite·like adjective

Examples of KITE

  1. The children were flying kites.
  2. <characterized the neighborhood store owners as kites who ruthlessly gouged their inner-city customers>

Origin of KITE

Middle English, from Old English cȳta; akin to Middle High German kūze owl
First Known Use: before 12th century

2kite

verb
kit·edkit·ing

Definition of KITE

transitive verb
1
:  to use (a bad check) to get credit or money
2
:  to cause to soar <kited the prices they charged wealthy clients>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to go in a rapid, carefree, or flighty manner
b :  to rise rapidly :  soar
2
:  to get money or credit by a kite
kit·er noun

First Known Use of KITE

1839
KITED Defined for Kids

kite

noun \ˈkīt\

Definition of KITE for Kids

1
:  a toy that consists of a light covered frame for flying in the air at the end of a long string
2
:  a small hawk with long narrow wings and deeply forked tail that feeds mostly on insects and small reptiles

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