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Meaning of KITE

Pronunciation:  kIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
  2. [n]  plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

KITE is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 See Also: Accipitridae, black kite, box kite, Elanoides forficatus, Elanus leucurus, family Accipitridae, hawk, kite tail, Milvus migrans, plaything, swallow-tailed hawk, swallow-tailed kite, toy, white-tailed kite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kite\, n. [OE. kyte, AS. c?ta; cf. W. cud, cut.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily
       {Milvin[ae]}, of which many species are known. They have
       long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked
    Note: The European species are {Milvus ictinus} and {M.
          govinda}; the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is
          {Haliastur Indus}; the American fork-tailed kite is the
          {Nauclerus furcatus}.
    2. Fig. : One who is rapacious.
             Detested kite, thou liest.            --Shak.
    3. A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper
       or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
    4. (Naut.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
    5. (Geom.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis
       of symmetry. --Henrici.
    6. 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. [Cant]
    7. (Zo["o]l.) The brill. [Prov. Eng. ]
    {Flying kites}. (Naut.) See under {Flying}.
    {Kite falcon} (Zo["o]l.), an African falcon of the genus
       {Avicida}, having some resemblance to a kite.
  2. \Kite\, v. i.
    To raise money by ``kites;'' as, kiting transactions. See
    {Kite}, 6. [Cant]
  3. \Kite\, n.
    The belly. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
  4. \Kite\, n. (Naut.)
    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}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are flying a kite, suggests that you have high ambitions and goals, but still remain well-grounded. Persistence will pay off in the end no matter how difficult your current task may be. Alternatively, it is symbolic of your spiritual or childlike awareness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Lev. 11:14; Deut. 14:13). The Hebrew word used, _'ayet_, is rendered "vulture" in Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, "falcon" in Revised Version. It is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing sight and of soaring habits found all over Palestine.

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