feng shui

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noun \ˈfəŋ-ˈshwē, -ˈshwā\

Definition of feng shui

  1. :  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 and Etymology of feng shui

Chinese (Beijing) fēngshui geomantic omen, literally, wind-water


FENG SHUI Defined for English Language Learners

feng shui

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Definition of feng shui for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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