kite


Definition: Meaning of, kite in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / kʌɪt /

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kite kites
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  1. a light frame covered in coloured paper or plastic that you let fly in the air on the end of one or two long strings
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  2. a type of HAWK (= bird that eats small animals)
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  3. American English informal an illegal cheque
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  4. fly a kite to make a suggestion to see what people will think of it
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[intransitive and transitive] [American English] [informal]
  1. also kite up to raise the cost of something [=  hike up]
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  2. to obtain money using an illegal cheque
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kite used in phrases

  • black kite (noun)
    1. dark Old World kite feeding chiefly on carrion
  • box kite (noun)
    1. a kite shaped like a box open at both ends
  • hell-kite (noun)
    1. someone who is a very fierce fighter
  • kite balloon (noun)
    1. a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
  • kite mark (noun)
    1. official mark indicating approval by the British Standards Institution; more generally, any mark of quality assurance
  • kite surfing (noun)
    1. the activity of moving across water on a SURFBOARD while holding a large KITE which is attached to strong strings
  • kite tail (noun)
    1. a bob on a kite to provide balance
  • kite-flying (noun)
    1. the game or sport of flying a kite
    2. British English when you tell people about an idea, plan etc in order to get their opinion
  • sport kite (noun)
    1. a maneuverable kite controlled by two lines and flown with both hands
  • stunt kite (noun)
    1. a maneuverable kite controlled by two lines and flown with both hands
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Pronunciation: ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzə
Parts of Speech: noun
especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous