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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kite /ˈkaɪt/
 風箏,高而輕的帆,空頭支票,騙子(vi.)象風箏一樣飛,輕快地移動

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kite n.
 1. Zool. Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinæ, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.
 Note:The European species are Milvus ictinus and Milvus migrans; the pariah kite of India is Milvus govinda; the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is Haliastur Indus; the American fork-tailed kite is the Nauclerus furcatus.
 2. Fig.: One who is rapacious.
    Detested kite, thou liest.   --Shak.
 3. A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
 4. Naut. A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
 5. Geom. A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.
 6. 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. [Cant]
 7. Zool. The brill. [Prov. Eng.]
 8. Naut. 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.
 Flying kites. Naut. See under Flying.
 Kite falcon Zool., an African falcon of the genus Avicida, having some resemblance to a kite.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kite, v. i. To raise money by “kites;” as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6. [Cant]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kite, n. The belly. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 kite
      n 1: a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase
           its face value
      2: a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in
         order to take advantage of the float
      3: plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue
         paper; flown in wind at end of a string
      4: any of several small graceful hawks of the family
         Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on
         insects and small animals
      v 1: increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited
           many checks"
      2: get credit or money by using a bad check; "The businessman
         kited millions of dollars"
      3: soar or fly like a kite; "The pilot kited for a long time
         over the mountains"
      4: fly a kite; "Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the
         Red Dragon model"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Kite
    an unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Lev. 11:14; Deut.
    14:13). The Hebrew word used, _'ayet_, is rendered "vulture" in
    Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, "falcon" in Revised Version. It
    is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing
    sight and of soaring habits found all over Palestine.