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feng shui

 (fŭng′ shwā′)
n.
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.

[Mandarin fēng shuǐ, geomancy, from Middle Chinese fuwŋ ʂyj´ : fuwŋ, wind + ʂyj´, water (from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lwi).]

feng shui

(ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) 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
[C20: from Chinese feng wind + shui water]

feng shui

(ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ)
n.
the Chinese practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang.
[1795–1800; < Chinese: natural surroundings, literally, wind and water]

feng shui

The positioning of buildings, rooms and objects to achieve harmony with nature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feng shui - rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into consideration in designing and siting buildings and graves and furniture
principle, rule - a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Translations

feng shui

[ˌfeŋˈʃuːɪ] Nfeng shui m

feng shui

[ˌfʌŋˈʃweɪ] nfeng shui m inv

feng shui

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My friend who does fengshui for friends and select clients said December 23 would be the best for us, mother and daughter, based on her analysis of my birthdate and year.
Apart from keeping to a schedule suggested by fengshui experts hired by the AIT, its employees and staff, led by Moy and his wife, were holding incense and praying for good luck behind a table placed with fruit and flowers as offerings to the gods before the ceremony - a common practice for businesses in Taiwan on special occasions.
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With help from the United Overseas Bank and the Emporium Group, The Colours of Prosperity and Elegance is Singapore fengshui brand Lotus on Water's first overseas art exhibition, and is worth about $31,400,000, including paintings and jadeite collections.
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This aspect describes a life-giving combination associated with natural processes that would involve the integration of biophilic design concept and fengshui principles of workplace wellness interventions relative to the complexities of each project (Jones 2002; Diamond, 2004; Jana, 2011; Smallwood & Obiozo, 2013).
This construct provides accommodations for new age practices; yoga and martial arts originating from spiritual disciplines such as kungfu, judo, and taekwando, redesigning workstations according to fengshui or geomancy, placement of deity images or crystals at workstations to invoke positive energy.
Ornate and in strategic locations near roads, hillsides, and rivers where the fengshui was good, and on large private estates, Chinese graves symbolized to many Indonesians the conquest of space by a foreign ethnic minority, (41) many of whom claimed Chinese rather than Indonesian citizenship, enjoyed the privileged status of 'foreign Orientals' under the Dutch, and were accused of supporting Dutch reoccupation of the city during the revolution and occupying the homes of fleeing Indonesians (Basundoro 2013:184-5; Husain 2015:327; Frederick 1989:281; Palmos 2011:2978).
The sixth and last chapter observes "cultural solastalgia"--a term used by Scruggs to describe the longings for a vanishing Taiwanese culture as a result of both colonialism and modernity (115; see also Albrecht et al, "Solastalgia," Australasian Psychiatry 15.1 [2007])--in Zhu Dianren's "Autumn Tidings," Lil Heruo's "Fengshui," and Wang Changxiong's "Torrent," before exploring affective and pragmatic memories in the filmic narratives of Viva Tonal: Tiaowushidai, Ltide haipingxian (Emerald Horizon), Nanshin Taiwan, Wuyan de shanqiu (Hill of No Return), and Tianma Chafang (March of Happiness).