Kite vs Water - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between kite and water

is that kite is a bird of prey of the family accipitridae belonging to one of the following groups: or kite can be the stomach; belly or kite can be (label) a weight-measure unit from ancient egypt, equivalent to 01 deben while water is (uncountable) a chemical, found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid, having the formula h₂o, required by all forms of life on earth.

As verbs the difference between kite and water

is that kite is to fly a kite while water is to pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).

kite

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A bird of prey of the family Accipitridae belonging to one of the following groups:
  • # Any bird of subfamily Milvinae, with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring.
  • # A bird of genus Elanus , having thin pointed wings, that preys on rodents and hunts by hovering. Also, any bird of related genera in the subfamily Elaninae.
  • A lightweight toy or other device carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.
  • A tethered object which deflects its position in a medium by obtaining lift and drag in reaction with its relative motion in the medium.
  • * {{quote-news, 1906, September 12, , Water Kites, Fairbanks Evening News, page=2 citation
  • , passage=The purpose of the water kite is to float beneath or beside the ship at a depth sufficient to insure safety.}}
  • (label) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
  • (label) A fraudulent draft, such as a check one drawn on insufficient funds or with altered face value.
  • * {{quote-news, 1991, May 21, Alex Barnum, Suspect Named in Kiting Case, San Jose Mercury News citation
  • , passage= But she said, "if this was a kite , he didn't realize that you don't have the float time of the old days," which made check-kiting easier. }}
  • (label) A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, Erin Sullivan, Retrograde Planets: Traversing the Inner Landscape, page=144-145 citation
  • , passage=Frequently a kite formation is created by one of the planets in the trine by its opposition to another planet, which allows expulsion and redirection of the pent-up energy associated with a closed circuit.}}
  • (label) An aircraft, or aeroplane.
  • * {{quote-book, 2004, Harry Foxley, Marking Time: An Account Of Ordinary Soldiering, page=133 citation
  • , passage=This time, the engine roared and the kite rocked against the brakes then sluggishly rolled down the strip.}}
  • A lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding-sail.
  • * {{quote-book, 1863, , 3= English Traits, page=33
  • , passage=Our good master keeps his kites up to the last moment, studding-sails alow and aloft, and, by incessant straight steering, never loses a rod of way.}}
  • A spinnaker.
  • A short letter.
  • (label) A rapacious person.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A fish, the brill.
  • Derived terms
    {{der3, black kite , box kite , go fly a kite , high as a kite , kiteboarding , kite buggy , kite fishing , kite surfing , powerkite , stunt kite , yellow-billed kite}}

    Verb

    (kit)
  • To fly a kite.
  • To glide in the manner of a kite.
  • To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.
  • To toss or cast.
  • * {{quote-book, 1942, , Phantom Lady, page=189 citation
  • , passage=Lombard swung at the sweet pea he had dropped, caught it neatly with the toe of his shoe, and kited it upward with grim zest, as though doing that made him feel a lot better.}}
  • (label) To write a check on an account with insufficient funds, expecting that funds will become available by the time the check clears.
  • (label) To cause an increase, especially in costs.
  • (label) To keep ahead of (a pursuing monster or mob) in order to attack it repeatedly from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.
  • * {{quote-book, 2001, Juanita Jones, Everquest Player's Guide: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page=87 citation
  • , passage=If you're pulling or kiting a creature and it aggros an innocent passer-by, it's your fault and you should apologize.}}
  • To deflect sideways in the water.
  • * {{quote-us-patent, 1973, Clarence K. Chatten, Weather Resistant Segmented Fairing for a Tow Cable, 3899991 citation
  • , passage=This column action causes the tow line to kite either to the port or the starboard side,
  • To send a short letter.
  • * {{quote-book, 1966, Rose Giallombardo, Society of Women: A Study of a Women's Prison citation
  • , passage=I have been working like a dam mule this morning and just found time to kite you.}}
  • To steal.
  • * {{quote-book, 1994, , The Shawshank Redemption, page=36 citation
  • , passage= Andy also kept a box of that in his cell, although he didn't get it from me — I imagine he kited it from the prison laundry.}}
  • (label) To hunt with a hawk.
  • (Francis Bacon)
    Derived terms
    * check kiting * kiter

    See also

    * * *

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain. Possibly from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (Scotland)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The stomach; belly.
  • Etymology 3

    Probably from Ancient Egyptian.

    Noun

    (kite)
  • (label) A weight-measure unit from Ancient Egypt, equivalent to 0.1 deben
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    water

    Noun

  • (uncountable) A chemical, found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid, having the formula H?O, required by all forms of life on Earth.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.}}
  • # (uncountable, in particular) The liquid form of this chemical; liquid H?O.
  • #* 1835 , Sir , Sir (James Clark Ross), Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1 , pp.284-5
  • Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
  • #* 2002 , Arthur T. Hubbard, Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (ISBN 0824707966), page 4895:
  • A water' drop placed on the surface of ice can either spread or form a lens depending on the properties of the three phases involved in wetting, i.e., on the properties of the ice, ' water , and gas phases.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=80, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The climate of Tibet: Pole-land , passage=Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.}}
  • # (countable) A serving of water.
  • #*
  • (obsolete) Ancient philosophy.
  • # (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  • # One of the five basic elements (see ).
  • (often, in the plural) Any body of water, or a specific part of it.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
  • A combination of water and other substance(s).
  • # (sometimes, countable) Mineral water.
  • # (countable, often, in the plural) Spa water.
  • # (pharmacy) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance.
  • # Urine.
  • #*
  • # Amniotic fluid; used in the plural in the UK and in singular in North America.
  • (UK)
  • (North America)
  • # (colloquial, medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.
  • (figuratively, in the plural, or, in the singular) A state of affairs; conditions; usually with an adjective indicating an adverse condition.
  • (colloquial, figuratively) A person's intuition.
  • (uncountable, dated, finance) Excess valuation of securities.
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  • The limpidity and lustre of a precious stone, especially a diamond.
  • A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to linen, silk, metals, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * ice, steam, water vapor/water vapour * (basic elements) earth, air/wind, fire; wood, metal; void/ether

    Hypernyms

    * chemical, substance * liquid, fluid * (basic elements) element * (urine) body fluid, bodily fluid, biofluid

    Hyponyms

    * heavy water; ice, steam, water vapor/water vapour * mineral water; hard water, soft water

    Meronyms

    * hydrogen, oxygen

    Derived terms

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    Descendants

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pour water into the soil surrounding (plants).
  • *
  • To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate.
  • * Milton
  • tears watering the ground
  • * Longfellow
  • Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands.
  • To provide (animals) with water for drinking.
  • I need to go water the cattle .
  • To get or take in water.
  • The ship put into port to water .
  • (colloquial) To urinate onto.
  • Nature called, so I stepped into the woods and watered a tree.
  • To dilute.
  • Can you water the whisky, please?
  • (transitive, dated, finance) To overvalue (securities), especially through deceptive accounting.
  • *
  • To fill with or secrete water.
  • Chopping onions makes my eyes water .
    The smell of fried onions makes my mouth water .
  • To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy lines; to diversify with wavelike lines.
  • to water silk

    Synonyms

    * (urinate) (see the list of synonyms in the entry "urinate") * (dilute) water down

    Antonyms

    * (dilute) refine

    Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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