the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house.
Origin of feng shui
1795–1800; < Chinese: natural surroundings, literally, wind and water
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British Dictionary definitions for feng shui
the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design and placement of a grave, building, room, etc, so that the maximum harmony is achieved between the flow of chi of the environment and that of the user, believed to bring good fortune
Word Origin for feng shui
C20: from Chinese feng wind + shui water
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Word Origin and History for feng shui
also feng-shui, 1797, from Chinese, from feng "wind" + shui "water." A system of spiritual influences in natural landscapes and a means of regulating them.
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