kite - [kahyt] - /kaɪt/

1. a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.
2. any of several small birds of the hawk family Accipitridae that have long, pointed wings, feed on insects, carrion, reptiles, rodents, and birds, and are noted for their graceful, gliding flight. Compare black kite, swallow-tailed kite, white-tailed kite.
3. Nautical , flying kite.
4. Finance.
a. a check drawn against uncollected or insufficient funds, as for redepositing, with the intention of creating a false balance in the account by taking advantage of the time lapse required for collection.
b. a check whose amount has been raised by forgery before cashing.
5. a person who preys on others; sharper.

Verb (used without object), kit·ed, kit·ing.
6. Informal. to fly or move with a rapid or easy motion like that of a kite.
7. to obtain money or credit through kites.

Verb (used with object), kit·ed, kit·ing.
8. to employ (a check or the like) as a kite; to cash or pass (a kite, forged check, etc.).

before 900 for def 2; 1655–65 for def 1; Middle English kyte, Old English cȳta  kite, bittern; akin to German Kauz  owl

Example Sentences:
The rotors act as the surface of a kite  does, providing the lift needed to keep   the platform in the air.
Other beach activities can include kite  flying and searching for shells.
In the first one, he's in a vacant lot flying a kite .
In his now-famous experiment, he sent a kite  with a metal key tied to the   string up into a thunderstorm.
Its three major components are the kite , the camera rig, and the camera itself.
Kite 's cell phone was discovered in a pay phone booth.
They never pursued helicopters or ornithopters or any other ideas other than those originating with the kite .
A kite  is a flying tethered object that depends upon the tension of a tethering system.
A bird kite  is designed to fly in low winds and hover above the field to be protected.

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