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Definition of Kite


  1. Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.
  2. Fig. : One who is rapacious.
  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.
  4. A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
  5. A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.
  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.
  7. The brill.
  8. To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.
  9. The belly.
  10. 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.

Kite Quotations

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin

I'm working on a movie called 'Labor Day' with Kate Winslet while still balancing kite boarding. Being an actress and an athlete is a challenge, but I'm excited to see what happens.
Maika Monroe

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
John Petit-Senn

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.
Alan Cohen

I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough.
Russell Smith
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Kite Translations

kite in German is Drachen
kite in Norwegian is papirdrage
kite in Swedish is glada, drake att flyga med
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