kited

kite

1 [kahyt]
noun
1.
a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.
2.
any of several small birds of the hawk family Accipitridae that have long, pointed wings, feed on insects, carrion, reptiles, rodents, and birds, and are noted for their graceful, gliding flight. Compare black kite, swallow-tailed kite, white-tailed kite.
3.
Nautical, flying kite.
4.
Finance.
a.
a check drawn against uncollected or insufficient funds, as for redepositing, with the intention of creating a false balance in the account by taking advantage of the time lapse required for collection.
b.
a check whose amount has been raised by forgery before cashing.
5.
a person who preys on others; sharper.
verb (used without object), kited, kiting.
6.
Informal. to fly or move with a rapid or easy motion like that of a kite.
7.
to obtain money or credit through kites.
verb (used with object), kited, kiting.
8.
to employ (a check or the like) as a kite; to cash or pass (a kite, forged check, etc.).

Origin:
before 900 for def 2; 1655–65 for def 1; Middle English kyte, Old English cȳta kite, bittern; akin to German Kauz owl

kiter, noun
kitelike, adjective
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kite1 (kaɪt)
 
n
1.  a light frame covered with a thin material flown in the wind at the end of a length of string
2.  slang (Brit) an aeroplane
3.  (plural) nautical any of various light sails set in addition to the working sails of a vessel
4.  any diurnal bird of prey of the genera Milvus, Elanus, etc, typically having a long forked tail and long broad wings and usually preying on small mammals and insects: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc)
5.  archaic a person who preys on others
6.  commerce a negotiable paper drawn without any actual transaction or assets and designed to obtain money on credit, give an impression of affluence, etc
7.  fly a kite See fly
8.  high as a kite See high
 
vb
9.  to issue (fictitious papers) to obtain credit or money
10.  (US), (Canadian) (tr) to write (a cheque) in anticipation of sufficient funds to cover it
11.  (intr) to soar and glide
 
[Old English cӯta; related to Middle High German küze owl, Old Norse kӯta to quarrel]
 
'kiter1
 
n

kite2 (kəɪt)
 
n
a variant spelling of kyte

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Word Origin & History

kite
bird of prey (Milvus ictinus), O.E. cyta "kind of hawk," probably imitative of its cries (cf. ciegan "to call," Ger. Kauz "screech owl"). The toy kite first so-called 1664, from its way of hovering in the air like a bird. Meaning "write a fictitious check" (1839, Amer.Eng.) is from 1805 phrase fly a
kite "raise money by issuing commercial paper on nonexistent funds." However, the dismissive invitation to go fly a kite is said to be a ref. to the bird, reflecting the contempt of it as a scavenger and eater of garbage.
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Slang Dictionary

kite definition


  1. n.
    a drug user who is always high. (Drugs.) : The guy's a kite. He won't make any sense no matter what you ask him.
  2. tv.
    to write worthless checks; to raise the amount on a check. (Underworld. See also fly kites.) : Chuck made a fortune kiting checks.
  3. n.
    a worthless check. (Underworld.) : He finally wrote one kite too many, and they nabbed him.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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kited definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. (From high as a kite.) : Britney was too kited to see her hand in front of her.
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Bible Dictionary

Kite definition


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.

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