Definition of 'kite'
Example sentences containing 'kite'
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He uses a special kite to pull him along on a board. The Sun (2006)Set up your kite with the wind at your back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And yet he still looks like a man walking around with a dead red kite on his head. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Red kites are vulnerable to poisoning. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yes, this is a film that uses kites as a metaphor for love. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Red kites were hunting on the heights, their outstretched wings fluttering long feathery fingers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We were equally thrilled to see our first red kite here in Berkshire a few years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He also dreams of learning kite surfing, which uses a large kite attached to the surfer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are a good thousand pairs of nesting red kites in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For many years Norwegians have used basic kites to be pulled along on skis by the wind. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was also involved in the reintroduction of red kite around Inverness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A red kite hangs motionless in the sky. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Red kites are building their massive nests in the tops of oak trees, usually in a dense wood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its reliable surf makes it popular with wind surfers and kite surfers but the swells are not so big as to put off first-timers. The Sun (2014)Great for walks, bird watching, kite flying and getting a dose of fresh air. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Recently, I had an accident while testing a new kite in strong winds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)THE flying of stunt kites has been banned at Blackpool after a woman walking her dog became entangled in a string and was dragged to the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The sport, which involves riding waves with the help of a huge kite to catch wind, claimed another victim along the same coast last summer. The Sun (2007)
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Translations for 'kite'
British English: kite /kaɪt/ NOUN
A kite is an object consisting of a light frame covered with paper or cloth, which you fly in the air at the end of a long string.
He asked if I'd ever flown a kite before.
- American English: kite
- Arabic: طَائِرَةٌ وَرَقِيَّةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pipa
- Chinese: 风筝
- Croatian: zmaj
- Czech: drak papírový
- Danish: drage til leg
- Dutch: vlieger
- European Spanish: cometa juguete
- Finnish: leija
- French: cerf-volant
- German: Drachen
- Greek: χαρταετός
- Italian: aquilone
- Japanese: 凧
- Korean: 연
- Norwegian: drage leke
- Polish: latawiec
- European Portuguese: papagaio de papel
- Romanian: zmeu
- Russian: воздушный змей
- Spanish: cometa Juguete
- Swedish: glada fågel
- Thai: ว่าว
- Turkish: uçurtma
- Ukrainian: повітряний змій
- Vietnamese: diều
Definition of kite from the Collins English Dictionary
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