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NOUN (4)

1. a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value;

2. a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float;

3. plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string;

4. any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals;


VERB (4)

1. increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently;
- Example: "He kited many checks"

2. get credit or money by using a bad check;
- Example: "The businessman kited millions of dollars"

3. soar or fly like a kite;
- Example: "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"

4. fly a kite;
- Example: "Kids were kiting in the park"
- Example: "They kited the Red Dragon model"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kite \Kite\, v. i. To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6. [Cant] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kite \Kite\ (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud, cut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zool.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvin[ae], of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail. [1913 Webster] Note: The European species are Milvus ictinus and Milvus migrans; the pariah kite of India is Milvus govinda; the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is Haliastur Indus; the American fork-tailed kite is the Nauclerus furcatus. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: One who is rapacious. [1913 Webster] Detested kite, thou liest. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light. [1913 Webster] 5. (Geom.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry. --Henrici. [1913 Webster] 6. Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill. [Cant] [1913 Webster] 7. (Zool.) The brill. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 8. (Naut.) A form of drag to be towed under water at any depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface; -- called also sentry. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Flying kites. (Naut.) See under Flying. Kite falcon (Zool.), an African falcon of the genus Avicida, having some resemblance to a kite. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kite \Kite\, n. The belly. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] Kiteflying
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

kite n 1: a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value 2: a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float 3: plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string 4: any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals v 1: increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited many checks" 2: get credit or money by using a bad check; "The businessman kited millions of dollars" 3: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "kite": Eddy kite, aeroplane, aircraft, airplane, aspire, avion, bad check, bad money, base coin, become airborne, begone, bogus money, box kite, claw skyward, clear out, counterfeit, counterfeit money, decamp, false money, float, fly, fly aloft, flying machine, forgery, gain altitude, green goods, hang, heavier-than-air craft, hightail, hover, leave the ground, plane, poise, queer, rubber check, scram, ship, skedaddle, soar, spire, take off, vamoose, zoom
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Kite an unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Lev. 11:14; Deut. 14:13). The Hebrew word used, _'ayet_, is rendered "vulture" in Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, "falcon" in Revised Version. It is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing sight and of soaring habits found all over Palestine.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Kite, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia Population (2000): 241 Housing Units (2000): 140 Land area (2000): 0.804862 sq. miles (2.084582 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.804862 sq. miles (2.084582 sq. km) FIPS code: 43892 Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 32.691472 N, 82.515378 W ZIP Codes (1990): 31049 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Kite, GA Kite