feng shui


feng shui

noun \ˈfəŋ-ˈshwē, -ˈshwā\

: a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness

Full Definition of FENG SHUI

:  a Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it; also :  orientation, placement, or arrangement according to the precepts of feng shui

Origin of FENG SHUI

Chinese (Beijing) fēngshui geomantic omen, literally, wind-water
First Known Use: 1797

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