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7 definitions found
 for Kite
From 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]
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From 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.]
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     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.
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     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.
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     2. Fig.: One who is rapacious.
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              Detested kite, thou liest.            --Shak.
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     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.
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     4. (Naut.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
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     5. (Geom.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis
        of symmetry. --Henrici.
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     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]
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     7. (Zool.) The brill. [Prov. Eng.]
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kite \Kite\, n.
     The belly. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
     [1913 Webster] Kiteflying

From 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"

From 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
  
  

From 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.
     

From 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
  

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