noun, plural chis.
- cheyne-stokes respiration,
- chi kung,
- chi meson,
- chi particle,
Origin of chi1
Origin of Chi
Origin of qi
Examples from the Web for chi
Instead of a corsage, he brought me a plastic duck he'd stolen from a Chi Chi's restaurant.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By now I'm so overwrought with chi's and fu's and kong's and kung's that my eyes have about crossed.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Chobits, hapless waiter Hideki ends up purchasing a “persocom,” an android called Chi, and slowly falls in love with her.
Chi, like Samantha (Scarlett Johannson), ends up becoming a transcendent being that threatens her relationship with a human.
Alfonso Signorini, editor of Chi magazine, has defended his decision to print the images.
I am sure it would not be for my happiness to change it, 'Chi non ha provato il male non conosce il bone.'My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Chi va piano, va sano, chi va sano va lontano—He who goes softly goes safely, and he who goes safely goes far.
“Chi va piano va sano,” he remarked at last, with a derisive glance over the side, in ironic allusion to our own tremendous speed.The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad
Salutatemi, bella, lo scrivano;Non lo conosco e non so chi si sia.A me mi pare un poeta sovrano,Tanto gli è sperto nella poesia.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
Chi niente sa, di niente dubita—He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
Word Origin for chi
22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, representing a -kh- sound (see ch). The letter is shaped like an X, and so the Greek letter name was used figuratively to signify such a shape or arrangement (e.g. khiasma "two things placed crosswise;" khiastos "arranged diagonally; marked with an X;" khiazein "to mark with an 'X', to write the letter 'X'"). Some dialects used chi to represent the -ks- sound properly belonging to xi; Latin picked this up and the sound value of chi in Latin-derived alphabets is now that of English X.
"physical life force," 1850, from Chinese qi "air, breath."