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Definition 1: any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals - [noun denoting animal]

(kite is a kind of ...) diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

(... is a kind of kite ) dark Old World kite feeding chiefly on carrion

(... is a kind of kite ) graceful North American black-and-white kite

(... is a kind of kite ) grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regions

(... is a member of kite) hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles

Definition 2: plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string - [noun denoting artifact]

(kite is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

(... is a kind of kite ) a kite shaped like a box open at both ends

(... is a kind of kite ) a maneuverable kite controlled by two lines and flown with both hands

(kite is a part of ...) a bob on a kite to provide balance

Definition 3: a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float - [noun denoting possession]

(kite is a kind of ...) a written order directing a bank to pay money

"he paid all his bills by check"

Definition 4: a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value - [noun denoting possession]

(kite is a kind of ...) a written order directing a bank to pay money

"he paid all his bills by check"

Definition 5: fly a kite - [verb of motion]

Samples where kite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Kids were kiting in the park
  • They kited the Red Dragon model

(kite is a kind of ...) cause to fly or float

"fly a kite"

Definition 6: soar or fly like a kite - [verb of motion]

Samples where kite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains

(kite is a kind of ...) fly in or as if in a glider plane

(kite belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 7: get credit or money by using a bad check - [verb of possession]

Samples where kite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The businessman kited millions of dollars

(kite is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

Definition 8: increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently - [verb of possession]

Samples where kite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He kited many checks

(kite is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

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