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English noun: kite

1. kite (possession) a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value


Broader (hypernym)bank check, check, cheque

2. kite (possession) a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float


Broader (hypernym)bank check, check, cheque

3. kite (artifact) plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string


Broader (hypernym)plaything, toy


Narrower (hyponym)box kite, sport kite, stunt kite


Part holonymkite tail

4. kite (animal) any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals


Broader (hypernym)hawk


Narrower (hyponym)black kite, Elanoides forficatus, Elanus leucurus, Milvus migrans, swallow-tailed hawk, swallow-tailed kite, white-tailed kite


Member meronymAccipitridae, family Accipitridae


English verb: kite

1. kite (possession) increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently


SamplesHe kited many checks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase

2. kite (possession) get credit or money by using a bad check


SamplesThe businessman kited millions of dollars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)obtain

3. kite (motion) soar or fly like a kite


SamplesThe pilot kited for a long time over the mountains.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)glide


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

4. kite (motion) fly a kite


SamplesKids were kiting in the park.
They kited the Red Dragon model.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fly









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