noun Pinyin.

(in traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy) the vital life force that flows through the body and is supposedly regulated by acupuncture.

Also Wade-Giles, chi.

Origin of qi

From the Chinese word breath



noun Pinyin.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for qi

Contemporary Examples of qi

Historical Examples of qi

British Dictionary definitions for qi



a variant of chi 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for qi

"physical life force," 1850, from Chinese qi "air, breath."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper