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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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