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kite

1
[ kahyt ]
/ kaɪt /
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noun

verb (used without object), kit·ed, kit·ing.

Informal. to fly or move with a rapid or easy motion like that of a kite.
to obtain money or credit through kites.

verb (used with object), kit·ed, kit·ing.

to employ (a check or the like) as a kite; to cash or pass (a kite, forged check, etc.).

RELATED WORDS

memo, memorandum, note, answer, report, reply, message, postcard, jet, aircraft, plane, cab, ship, airliner, leave, go, avoid, billet, dispatch, epistle

Nearby words

kitchenalia, kitchener, kitchenette, kitchenmaid, kitchenware, kite, kite fighting, kite flying, kite winder, kiteflying, kitemark

Origin of kite

1
before 900 for def 2; 1655–65 for def 1; Middle English kyte, Old English cȳta kite, bittern; akin to German Kauz owl
Related formskit·er, nounkite·like, adjective

Definition for kite (2 of 3)

kite

2
[ kahyt ]
/ kaɪt /

noun Scot. and North England.

Definition for kite (3 of 3)

kyte

or kite

[ kahyt ]
/ kaɪt /

noun Scot. and North England.

the paunch; stomach; belly.

Origin of kyte

1530–40; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic kȳta stomach of the blenny
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British Dictionary definitions for kite (1 of 3)

kite

1
/ (kaɪt) /

noun

verb

Derived Formskiter, noun

Word Origin for kite

Old English cӯta; related to Middle High German küze owl, Old Norse kӯta to quarrel

British Dictionary definitions for kite (2 of 3)

kite

2
/ (kəɪt) /

noun

a variant spelling of kyte

British Dictionary definitions for kite (3 of 3)

kyte

kite

/ (kəɪt) /

noun

Scot the belly

Word Origin for kyte

C16: of uncertain origin
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Idioms and Phrases with kite

kite


see go fly a kite; high as a kite.

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