Feng Shui Definition

fŭng shwā
The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.
American Heritage
The Chinese practice of choosing, designing, and furnishing work and living spaces to achieve balance, promote comfort, etc.
Webster's New World
Alternative spelling of feng shui.

Origin of Feng Shui

  • Mandarin fēng shuǐ geomancy from Middle Chinese fuwŋ ʂyj´ fuwŋ wind ʂyj´ water (from Proto-Sino-Tibetan lwi)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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