- simple past tense and past participle of kite
Variant of kite
- any of various accipitrine birds with long, pointed wings and, usually, a forked tail: they prey esp. on insects, reptiles, and small mammals
- Chiefly Brit. a greedy, grasping person
- a light frame, usually of wood, covered with paper, cloth, or plastic, to be flown in the wind at the end of a string
- the topmost sails of a ship, for use in a light breeze
- a bad check or similar fictitious or worthless financial instrument used to raise money or maintain credit temporarily
Origin of kiteMiddle English ; from Old English cyta, akin to Middle Low German kuten, to gossip ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form gou-, to scream from source Classical Greek goan, to moan
intransitive verbkited, kiting
- to fly like a kite; soar
- to move lightly and rapidly
- to get money or credit by using bad checks, etc.
to issue (a bad check, etc.) as a kite
go fly a kite!☆
go away and stop being a bother!