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"kite" in British English

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kitenoun [C]

uk   us   /kaɪt/
  • kite noun [C] (FLYING OBJECT)

A2 a ​framecovered with ​cloth or ​plastic and ​joined to a ​longstring, that you ​fly in the ​air when the ​weather is ​windy: to ​fly a kite
(Definition of kite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kite" in American English

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kitenoun [C]

 us   /kɑɪt/
a ​lightframecovered with ​plastic, ​paper, or ​cloth that is ​flown in the ​wind at the end of a ​longstring, esp. for ​amusement: On ​windydays the ​kidsflytheir kites in the ​park.
(Definition of kite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kite" in Business English

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kiteverb [I or T]

uk   us   /kaɪt/ US informal BANKING, LAW
to ​illegally write a ​cheque on one ​account, which does not contain enough ​money to ​pay it, and ​deposit it another, taking the ​money from the second before it is discovered that the ​cheque is ​bad: He was ​indicted for kiting ​checks at United Bank. The ​broker was jailed for a kiting ​scheme.
to use ​stolencheques: Anybody who knows that ​people are kiting ​chequesinvoices should ​resign.
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kitenoun [C]

uk   us   /kaɪt/ US informal BANKING, LAW
an ​illegalact of using ​cheques that have been kited to obtain ​money: The kite can go on for weeks before one of the ​accounts goes into ​overdraft when the ​checks are ​returned.
a ​cheque that has been kited
(Definition of kite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kite”
in Korean 연…
in Arabic طائِرة وَرَقِيّة…
in Malaysian layang-layang…
in French cerf-volant…
in Russian воздушный змей…
in Chinese (Traditional) 飛行物, 風箏…
in Italian aquilone…
in Turkish uçurtma…
in Polish latawiec…
in Spanish cometa…
in Vietnamese cái diều…
in Portuguese pipa, papagaio…
in Thai ว่าว…
in German der Drachen…
in Catalan estel…
in Japanese 凧(たこ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞行物, 风筝…
in Indonesian layang-layang…
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