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KITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kite mean? 

KITE (noun)
  The noun KITE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: KITE used as a noun is uncommon.


KITE (verb)
  The verb KITE has 4 senses:

1. increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently
2. get credit or money by using a bad check
3. soar or fly like a kite
4. fly a kite

  Familiarity information: KITE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


KITE (noun)


Sense 1kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("kite" is a kind of...):

bank check; check; cheque (a written order directing a bank to pay money)


Sense 2kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("kite" is a kind of...):

bank check; check; cheque (a written order directing a bank to pay money)


Sense 3kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("kite" is a kind of...):

plaything; toy (an artifact designed to be played with)

Meronyms (parts of "kite"):

kite tail (a bob on a kite to provide balance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kite"):

box kite (a kite shaped like a box open at both ends)

sport kite; stunt kite (a maneuverable kite controlled by two lines and flown with both hands)


Sense 4kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("kite" is a kind of...):

hawk (diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kite"):

black kite; Milvus migrans (dark Old World kite feeding chiefly on carrion)

Elanoides forficatus; swallow-tailed hawk; swallow-tailed kite (graceful North American black-and-white kite)

Elanus leucurus; white-tailed kite (grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regions)

Holonyms ("kite" is a member of...):

Accipitridae; family Accipitridae (hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles)


KITE (verb)


Sense 1kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

He kited many checks

Hypernyms (to "kite" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get credit or money by using a bad check

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The businessman kited millions of dollars

Hypernyms (to "kite" is one way to...):

obtain (come into possession of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soar or fly like a kite

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains

Hypernyms (to "kite" is one way to...):

glide (fly in or as if in a glider plane)

Domain category:

air; air travel; aviation (travel via aircraft)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4kite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fly a kite

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "kite" is one way to...):

fly (cause to fly or float)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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