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  Definition of kite
  1. any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
  2. plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
  3. a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
  4. a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
  5. fly a kite; "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model"
  6. soar or fly like a kite; "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"
  7. get credit or money by using a bad check; "The businessman kited millions of dollars"
  8. increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited many checks"
Hyponyms: black kite, Milvus migrans, swallow-tailed kite, swallow-tailed hawk, Elanoides forficatus, white-tailed kite, Elanus leucurus, box kite, sport kite, stunt kite

 

Member Meronyms: Accipitridae, family Accipitridae

 

Anagrams: tike

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: zmaj   Catalan: estel  
Chinese: 風箏 and   Danish: drage and glente  
Dutch: vlieger   Esperanto: kajto  
Finnish: leija   French: cerf-volant and milan  
German: Drachen and Milan   Hungarian: Papírsárkány and vörös kánya  
Icelandic: flugdreki   Italian: aquilone  
Japanese: and   Korean:  
Lithuanian: aitvaras and peslys   Polish: kania and latawiec  
Portuguese: papagaio   Russian: воздушный змей and коршун  
Serbian: lunja   Spanish: cometa and milano  
Swedish: drake  
 
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