Words nearby kiting
Definition for kiting (2 of 2)
- 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.
- a check whose amount has been raised by forgery before cashing.
verb (used without object), kit·ed, kit·ing.
verb (used with object), kit·ed, kit·ing.
Origin of kite1
OTHER WORDS FROM kitekit·er, nounkite·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for kiting
He sent the 190 kiting along the tops of the waves and away inland.A Yankee Flier in Italy|Rutherford G. Montgomery
He knew instinctively the principles of "pyramiding" and "kiting."The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
The fever of speculation was in the veins of the community before "kiting" began.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
The ice was smooth and hard, and the breeze powerful enough to send them along at a kiting pace.For the Honor of Randall|Lester Chadwick
So he was all ears when Sloan one night gave his opinions on the subject of kiting.Uncle Sam Detective|William Atherton Du Puy
British Dictionary definitions for kiting (1 of 2)
Derived forms of kitekiter, noun
Word Origin for kite
British Dictionary definitions for kiting (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with kiting
see go fly a kite; high as a kite.