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Kitemaker vs. Kite

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Kitemakernoun

Someone who makes kites.

Kitenoun

A bird of prey of the family Accipitridae.

‘A pair of kites built a nest on the cliff.’;

Kitenoun

Any bird of the subfamily Milvinae, with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring; specifically, the red kite (Milvus milvus) and the black kite (Milvus migrans).

Kitenoun

A bird of the genus Elanus, having thin pointed wings, that preys on rodents and hunts by hovering; also, any bird of related genera in the subfamily Elaninae.

Kitenoun

Some species in the subfamily Perninae.

Kitenoun

(figuratively) A rapacious person.

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Kitenoun

A lightweight toy or other device, traditionally flat and shaped like a triangle with a segment of a circle attached to its base or like a quadrilateral (see sense 9), carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.

‘On windy spring days, we would fly kites.’;

Kitenoun

A tethered object which deflects its position in a medium by obtaining lift and drag in reaction with its relative motion in the medium.

Kitenoun

(astrology) A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.

Kitenoun

A blank cheque; a fraudulent cheque, such as one issued even though there are insufficient funds to honour it, or one that has been altered without authorization.

Kitenoun

An accommodation bill.

Kitenoun

A rider who is good at climbs but less good at descents.

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Kitenoun

(geometry) A polygon resembling the shape of a traditional toy kite (sense 3): a quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair touching each other at one end.

‘Four-sided figures without parallel sides include trapezoids and kites.’;

Kitenoun

An aeroplane or aircraft.

Kitenoun

In a square-rigged ship: originally a sail positioned above a topsail; later a lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding sail or a jib topsail.

Kitenoun

A supplementary sail to a mainsail.

Kitenoun

The brill (Scophthalmus rhombus), a type of flatfish.

Kitenoun

A (usually concealed) letter or oral message, especially one passed illegally into, within, or out of a prison.

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Kitenoun

The stomach; the belly.

Kitenoun

(Egyptology) A measure of weight equivalent to 0.1 deben (about 0.32 ounces or 9.1 grams).

Kiteverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to move upwards rapidly like a toy kite; also to cause (something, such as costs) to increase rapidly.

‘Rising interest rates have kited the cost of housing.’;

Kiteverb

To tamper with a medical prescription, increasing the number of pills or other items.

Kiteverb

To keep ahead of (an enemy) in order to attack repeatedly from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.

Kiteverb

(ambitransitive) To (cause to) glide in the manner of a bird.

‘The wind kited us toward shore.’;

Kiteverb

To write or present (a cheque) on an account with insufficient funds, either to defraud or expecting that funds will become available by the time the cheque clears.

‘He was convicted of kiting checks and sentenced to two years in prison.’;

Kiteverb

To steal.

Kiteverb

Usually preceded by an inflection of go: to fly a toy kite.

‘I’m going kiting this weekend.’;

Kiteverb

(intransitive) To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.

‘We spent the afternoon kiting around the bay.’;

Kiteverb

To move rapidly; to rush.

Kiteverb

To deflect sideways in the water.

Kiteverb

To pass a (usually concealed) letter or oral message, especially illegally into, within, or out of a prison.

Kitenoun

Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinæ, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.

Kitenoun

Fig.: One who is rapacious.

‘Detested kite, thou liest.’;

Kitenoun

A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.

Kitenoun

A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.

Kitenoun

A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.

Kitenoun

Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill.

Kitenoun

The brill.

Kitenoun

A form of drag to be towed under water at any depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface; - called also sentry.

Kitenoun

The belly.

Kiteverb

To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.

Kitenoun

a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

Kitenoun

a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

Kitenoun

plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

Kitenoun

any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals

Kiteverb

increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently;

‘He kited many checks’;

Kiteverb

get credit or money by using a bad check;

‘The businessman kited millions of dollars’;

Kiteverb

soar or fly like a kite;

‘The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains’;

Kiteverb

fly a kite;

‘Kids were kiting in the park’; ‘They kited the Red Dragon model’;

Kite

A kite is a tethered heavier-than-air or lighter-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react against the air to create lift and drag forces. A kite consists of wings, tethers and anchors.

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