(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: possession, check, cheque

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

Definition categories: possession, check, cheque

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

Definition categories: man–made, plaything, toy

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

Definition categories: animal, hawk

Sentences with kite as a noun:

- A pair of kites built a nest on the cliff.

- On windy spring days, we would fly kites.

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


1. increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently

- He kited many checks

Definition categories: possession, increase

2. get credit or money by using a bad check

- The businessman kited millions of dollars

Definition categories: possession, obtain

3. soar or fly like a kite

- The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains

Definition categories: motion, glide

4. fly a kite

- They kited the Red Dragon model

Definition categories: motion, fly

Sentences with kite as a verb:

- The wind kited us toward shore.

- Rising interest rates have kited the cost of housing.