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kitenoun [C]

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

A2 a frame covered with cloth or plastic and joined to a long string, 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 light frame covered with plastic, paper, or cloth that is flown in the wind at the end of a long string, esp. for amusement: On windy days the kids fly their 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 stolen cheques: Anybody who knows that people are kiting cheques invoices should resign.
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kitenoun [C]

uk   us   /kaɪt/ US informal BANKING, LAW
an illegal act 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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