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Definition of kite noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a toy made of a light frame covered with paper, cloth, etc., that you fly in the air at the end of one or more long strings to fly a kite
  2. 2 a bird of prey (= a bird that eats other creatures) of the hawk family
  3. 3(mathematics) a shape that has four sides of two different lengths. The sides of the same length are next to each other and opposite sides are of different lengths, so that none of the sides are parallel.
  4. Idioms
    go fly a kite (informal)
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    used to tell someone to go away and stop annoying you or interfering
    high as a kite (informal)
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    behaving in a very excited way because of being strongly affected by alcohol or drugs
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kite