Definition of kite

Definition of kite
  1. kite Noun A bird of prey in the family Accipitridae with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring.
  2. kite Noun A lightweight toy carried on the wind and controlled from the ground by a line.
  3. kite Noun A tethered object which deflects its position in a medium by obtaining lift and drag in reaction with its relative motion in the medium.
  4. kite Noun A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
  5. kite Noun A fraudulent draft, such as a check one drawn on insufficient funds or with altered face value.
  6. kite Noun A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.
  7. kite Noun An aircraft, or aeroplane.
  8. kite Noun A lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding-sail.
  9. kite Noun A spinnaker.
  10. kite Noun A short letter.
  11. kite Verb To fly a kite.
  12. kite Verb To glide in the manner of a kite.
  13. kite Verb To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.
  14. kite Verb To toss or cast.
  15. kite Verb To write a check on an account with insufficient funds, expecting that funds will become available by the time the check clears.
  16. kite Verb To cause an increase, especially in costs.
  17. kite Verb To attack and destroy a monster or mob from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.
  18. kite Verb To deflect sideways in the water.
  19. kite Verb To send a short letter.
  20. kite Verb To steal.
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