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In kite ABCD, AB = AD and CB = CD.

kite

 (kīt)
n.
1.
a. A light framework covered with cloth, plastic, or paper, designed to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string or multiple lines, especially for recreation.
b. A parafoil flown in a similar manner for recreation.
c. A power kite.
2. A quadrilateral with two distinct pairs of congruent, adjacent sides. Also called deltoid.
3. Any of the light sails of a ship that are used only in a light wind.
4. Any of various graceful predatory birds of the family Accipitridae, having long pointed wings and often a forked tail.
5. An instance of check kiting.
v. kit·ed, kit·ing, kites
v.intr.
1. To fly like a kite; soar or glide.
2. To get money or credit with a kite.
v.tr.
To use (a check) in furtherance of a check kiting scheme.

[Middle English, bird of prey, from Old English cȳta.]

kite

(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. (Nautical Terms) (plural) nautical any of various light sails set in addition to the working sails of a vessel
4. (Animals) 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) 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 fly114
8. high as a kite See high30
vb
9. (Commerce) to issue (fictitious papers) to obtain credit or money
10. (Commerce) (tr) US and Canadian 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]
ˈkiter n

kite

(kəɪt)
n
a variant spelling of kyte

kite

(kaɪt)

n., v. kit•ed, kit•ing. n.
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 various slim, graceful hawks, as of the New World genera Elanoides and Ictinia and the Old World genus Milvus, with long, pointed wings and usu. a notched or forked tail.
3. a worthless or fraudulently written instrument of credit, esp. a check written for an amount greater than that on deposit and covered with another bogus check drawn on a different bank.
4. a person who preys on others; sharper.
v.i.
5. to fly or move with a rapid or easy motion like that of a kite.
6. to obtain money or credit through kites.
v.t.
7. to write (a bad check) to obtain money or credit.
[before 900; Middle English kyte, Old English cȳta kite, bittern]
kit′er, n.

kite

In naval mine warfare, a device which when towed, submerges and planes at a predetermined level without sideways displacement.

kite


Past participle: kited
Gerund: kiting

Imperative
kite
kite
Present
I kite
you kite
he/she/it kites
we kite
you kite
they kite
Preterite
I kited
you kited
he/she/it kited
we kited
you kited
they kited
Present Continuous
I am kiting
you are kiting
he/she/it is kiting
we are kiting
you are kiting
they are kiting
Present Perfect
I have kited
you have kited
he/she/it has kited
we have kited
you have kited
they have kited
Past Continuous
I was kiting
you were kiting
he/she/it was kiting
we were kiting
you were kiting
they were kiting
Past Perfect
I had kited
you had kited
he/she/it had kited
we had kited
you had kited
they had kited
Future
I will kite
you will kite
he/she/it will kite
we will kite
you will kite
they will kite
Future Perfect
I will have kited
you will have kited
he/she/it will have kited
we will have kited
you will have kited
they will have kited
Future Continuous
I will be kiting
you will be kiting
he/she/it will be kiting
we will be kiting
you will be kiting
they will be kiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kiting
you have been kiting
he/she/it has been kiting
we have been kiting
you have been kiting
they have been kiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kiting
you will have been kiting
he/she/it will have been kiting
we will have been kiting
you will have been kiting
they will have been kiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kiting
you had been kiting
he/she/it had been kiting
we had been kiting
you had been kiting
they had been kiting
Conditional
I would kite
you would kite
he/she/it would kite
we would kite
you would kite
they would kite
Past Conditional
I would have kited
you would have kited
he/she/it would have kited
we would have kited
you would have kited
they would have kited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kite - a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
bank check, check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
2.kite - a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
bank check, check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
3.kite - plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
box kite - a kite shaped like a box open at both ends
kite tail - a bob on a kite to provide balance
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
sport kite, stunt kite - a maneuverable kite controlled by two lines and flown with both hands
4.kite - any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
black kite, Milvus migrans - dark Old World kite feeding chiefly on carrion
Elanoides forficatus, swallow-tailed hawk, swallow-tailed kite - graceful North American black-and-white kite
Elanus leucurus, white-tailed kite - grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regions
Verb1.kite - increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited many checks"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
2.kite - get credit or money by using a bad check; "The businessman kited millions of dollars"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
3.kite - soar or fly like a kite; "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
glide - fly in or as if in a glider plane
4.kite - fly a kite; "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model"
fly - cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"

kite

noun
high as a kite excited, thrilled, worked up, aflame, high (informal), moved, wild, nervous, stirred, disturbed, stimulated, enthusiastic, aroused, awakened, animated, roused, flurried, agitated, hyper (informal), feverish, tumultuous, overwrought, hot and bothered (informal), discomposed I was as high as a kite most of the time.
Translations
drakluňák
drageglente
kajto
بادبادک
leija
zmaj
kányasárkánysárkányt eregetsárkányt reptetsárkányt röptet
flugdreki
aitvaraspeslys
pūķis
šarkan
zmaj
drakeglada
ว่าว
diều

kite

[kaɪt]
A. N
1. (= toy) → cometa f
to fly a kite (fig) → lanzar una idea (para sondear la opinión)
go fly a kite! (US) → ¡vete al cuerno!
see also high A5
2. (Orn) → milano m real
3. (US) (Fin) → cheque m sin valor
C. VT (US) to kite a chequepresentar un cheque sin fondos
D. CPD kite mark N (Brit) → señal f de aprobación (de la BSI)

kite

[ˈkaɪt] n
(= toy) → cerf-volant m
to be as high as a kite (fig) (= stoned) → planer complètement
(= bird) → milan mkith and kin [ˌkɪθənˈkɪn] nplparents et amis mpl

kite

n
(Orn) → Milan m
(= toy)Drachen m; to fly a kite (lit)einen Drachen steigen lassen; (fig)einen Versuchsballon steigen lassen; she’s as high as a kite (inf) (= excited)sie ist völlig aufgedreht (inf); (= on drugs)sie ist total high (inf)
(Aviat sl) → Vogel m (sl)

kite

[kaɪt] n (toy) → aquilone m; (bird) → nibbio

kite

(kait) noun
a light frame covered with paper or other material, and with string attached, for flying in the air. The children were flying their kites in the park.

kite

طَائِرَةٌ وَرَقِيَّةٌ drak drage Drachen χαρταετός cometa leija cerf-volant zmaj aquilone vlieger drage latawiec papagaio de papel, pipa воздушный змей glada ว่าว uçurtma diều 风筝
References in classic literature ?
The Kite replied, "That I might attain your royal hand, there is nothing that I would not have promised, however much I knew that I must fail in the performance.
The kite was shaped like a great hawk; and the moment it rose into the air the birds began to cower and seek protection--and then to disappear.
He would gladly have destroyed the kite, or caused its flying to cease; but the instant it was pulled down, the birds rose up in even greater numbers; all those who depended in any way on agriculture sent pitiful protests to Castra Regis.
Peter was so frightened that he hid, but the birds told him it was only a kite, and what a kite is, and that it must have tugged its string out of a boy's hand, and soared away.
To the birds this was a very poor reason, but the older ones felt grateful to him at this time because he had nursed a number of fledglings through the German measles, and they offered to show him how birds fly a kite.
He thought it was a piece of floating paper, perhaps part of the kite, and wondered idly how long it would take to drift ashore.
Great were the rejoicings when Peter reached the home under the ground almost as soon as Wendy, who had been carried hither and thither by the kite.
Not otherwise than when a kite, tremendous bird, is beheld by the feathered generation soaring aloft, and hovering over their heads, the amorous dove, and every innocent little bird, spread wide the alarm, and fly trembling to their hiding-places.
He was so intent upon it, that I had ample leisure to observe the large paper kite in a corner, the confusion of bundles of manuscript, the number of pens, and, above all, the quantity of ink (which he seemed to have in, in half-gallon jars by the dozen), before he observed my being present.
The sun makes the rocks dance in the heat, and the herd children hear one kite(never any more) whistling almost out of sight overhead, and they know that if they died, or a cow died, that kite would sweep down, and the next kite miles away would see him drop and follow, and the next, and the next, and almost before they were dead there would be a score of hungry kites come out of nowhere.
Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry, Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer, Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh-- He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
AN Officer of the Government, with a great outfit of mule-waggons loaded with balloons, kites, dynamite bombs, and electrical apparatus, halted in the midst of a desert, where there had been no rain for ten years, and set up a camp.