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Webster's Dictionary

Kite

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(1):

(v. i.) To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.

(2):

(n.) 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.

(3):

(n.) Fig. : One who is rapacious.

(4):

(n.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.

(5):

(n.) 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.

(6):

(n.) The brill.

(7):

(n.) The belly.

(8):

(n.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.

(9):

(n.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.

(10):

(n.) A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Kite'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/k/kite.html. 1828.

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