Definition of kite in English:
- Despite one close call when it dropped so far that the line briefly got caught in the branches of a tree, I kept the kite airborne for the best part of half an hour.
- Alex said that when he was about six, he remembers hiking to the top of a mountain with his grandparents and flying kites with his grandfather.
- Small children ran about with kites or pet dogs, their nannies close behind.
- Ictinia, Elanoides, and other genera, family Accipitridae: many species, including the American swallow-tailed kite (E. forficatus) and the Mississippi kite (I. mississippiensis)
- Initially, they could not figure out if the bird was a kite or an eagle.
- He claims the kites interact with pheasants without any problems, and many gamekeepers in the area are supportive of the birds.
- Proponents claimed that the improved stork habitat would benefit the kites as well, which also frequented that area.
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- A childhood judo enthusiast, he now just sticks to diving, surfing and kiting.
- We have computer programmers, doctors and professors in the club who enjoy kiting because to do it well you need to put everything else from your mind.
- The popularity of traditional kiting dipped a few years ago as people took up power kiting - using a large kite to power a buggy, skateboard or surf board.
- They can glide with wings held level, and kite (soar on the wind without flapping wings) and hover in moderate winds.
- At one point it got about a hundred yards away from the boat and kited fast through a thick weedbed.
- Hundreds of wary eyes view me with suspicion as I begin taking pictures, kiting back and forth in the tide.
- Prosecutors haven't revealed how he was tracked down, but as part of the plea deal they agreed not to prosecute the former fed for kiting checks through his Bank of America account while a fugitive.
- When the inter-bank settlement system temporarily fails to clear transactions banks are effectively ‘bouncing or kiting checks’ to each other.
- He was up to his ears in debt - always kiting checks before payday.
In Old English this word was used for the bird of prey, remarkable for its ability to hang effortlessly in the air as it searches for food. The bird's name was transferred to the toy that floats in the air in the same way in the mid 17th century.
(as) high as a kite
- informal Intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.Example sentences
- One day I'd be high as a kite, unnaturally happy, but this was always followed by two weeks of staring at my feet.
- I was high as a kite - it was like I'd had a load of drugs.
- After taking a post-gig bow and being cheered from the stage by his adoring public, Elmo unwound in the upstairs bar, still high as a kite following his triumph.
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Definition of kite in:
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