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kite

KITE, n. A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air without frequently moving its wings; hence called glide.

1. A name of reproach, denoting rapacity.

2. A light frame of wood and paper constructed for flying in the air for the amusement of boys.

KITE, n. In the north of England, the belly.




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KITE, n. A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air without frequently moving its wings; hence called glide.

1. A name of reproach, denoting rapacity.

2. A light frame of wood and paper constructed for flying in the air for the amusement of boys.

KITE, n. In the north of England, the belly.


KITE, n. [Sax. cyta.]

  1. A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air without frequently moving its wings; hence called glide.
  2. A name of reproach, denoting rapacity. – Shak.
  3. A light frame of wood and paper constructed for flying in the air for the amusement of boys.

KITE, n.

In the north of England, the belly.


Kite
  1. Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinæ, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.

    * The European species are Milvus ictinus and M. migrans; the pariah kite of India is M. govinda; the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is Haliastur Indus; the American fork-tailed kite is the Nauclerus furcatus.

  2. To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.

    [Cant]
  3. The belly.

    [Prov. Eng. *** Scot.]
  4. 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.
  5. Fig. : One who is rapacious.

    Detested kite, thou liest. Shak.

  6. A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
  7. A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
  8. A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.

    Henrici.
  9. 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]
  10. The brill.

    [Prov. Eng.]

    Flying kites. (Naut.) See under Flying. -- Kite falcon (Zoöl.), an African falcon of the genus Avicida, having some resemblance to a kite.

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Kite

KITE, noun A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air without frequently moving its wings; hence called glide.

1. A name of reproach, denoting rapacity.

2. A light frame of wood and paper constructed for flying in the air for the amusement of boys.

KITE, noun In the north of England, the belly.

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