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Definition:
  • any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals;
  • plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string;
  • a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float;
  • a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value;
  • fly a kite; "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model";
  • soar or fly like a kite; "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains";
  • get credit or money by using a bad check; "The businessman kited millions of dollars";
  • increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited many checks";

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    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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