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Definition of "kite" []

  • A light framework covered with cloth, plastic, or paper, designed to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string. (noun)
  • Any of the light sails of a ship that are used only in a light wind. (noun)
  • Any of various predatory birds of the hawk family Accipitridae, having a long, often forked tail and long pointed wings. (noun)
  • A piece of negotiable paper representing a fictitious financial transaction and used temporarily to sustain credit or raise money. (noun)
  • A bank check drawn on insufficient funds to take advantage of the time interval required for collection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kite" in a sentence
  • "The boy _flies_ the kite, the verb _fly_ is _transitive_, and governs the noun _kite_ in the objective case."
  • "Now when you're making a kite, you want to make a _kite_, not a paper doll!"
  • "Like, if we wanted to get a message, or something else, to one of the guys in another cell, we would take string out of the blanket on our bed and use it to make what we called a kite."