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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
feng shui
▪ But feng shui consultants can be hard to find.
▪ Does your house have bad feng shui?
▪ Free-lance writer and producer Kirsten Lagatree said she decided to try feng shui after doing a story on it.
▪ Having specific goals in mind is part of applying feng shui in an effective manner.
▪ However, that would have put her back to the door, which feng shui principles advise against.
▪ If luck is the residue of design, then feng shui is a way to design your luck.
▪ It was a much better floor plan than I would have come up with had I not known about feng shui.
▪ The goal of feng shui is to direct fate in a positive direction.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
feng shui

also feng-shui, fung-shui, 1797, from Chinese, from feng "wind" + shui "water." A system of spiritual influences in natural landscapes and a means of regulating them; "A kind of geomancy practiced by the Chinese for determining the luckiness or unluckiness of sites for graves, houses, cities, etc." [Century Dictionary].

feng shui

n. 1 An ancient Chinese system of designing buildings and space arrangement according to special rules about the flow of energy, aimed at achieving harmony with the environment. 2 In Chinese mythology, a system of spiritual energies, both good and evil, present in the natural features of landscapes. vb. (context transitive English) To arrange a space according to the rules of feng shui.

feng shui

n. 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

Feng shui

'''Feng Shui ''' (, ) is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Daoism. The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu's commentary: Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi.

Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.

Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water.

Feng shui was suppressed in mainland China during the state-imposed Cultural Revolution of the 1960s but has since then regained popularity.

Modern reactions to feng shui are mixed. The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience states that some principles of feng shui are "quite rational", while noting that "folk remedies and superstitions... [have been] incorporated into feng shui's eclectic mix".

Feng Shui (role-playing game)

Feng Shui is a martial arts-themed role-playing game, designed by Robin Laws, published first by Daedalus Entertainment and now by Atlas Games. The game shares its setting with the collectible card game Shadowfist. The system is simple, with most detail being in the game's combat system. Combat is made to flow quickly, moving from one action scene to another very quickly. It was inspired and based on Hong Kong style action movies. The characters begin at a high level of skill, as appropriate for protagonists in the source films.

In 1999 Pyramid magazine named Feng Shui on its list of "The Millennium's Best Role-playing Games". Editor Scott Haring said that "Feng Shui found the way to do over-the-top cinematic roleplaying without turning it into an exercise in dice rolling and power trips".

Feng Shui (album)

Feng Shui is the fourth studio album by Doldrums, released on April 18, 2000 by VHF Records.

Feng Shui (2012 film)

Feng Shui is a 2012 Chinese film directed by Wang Jing.

Feng shui (disambiguation)

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment.

Feng shui may also refer to:

  • Feng Shui (role-playing game), an action movie role-playing game
  • Feng Shui (2004 film), a 2004 Filipino film
    • Feng Shui 2, a 2014 Filipino film and the sequel of the 2004 film
  • Feng Shui (2011 film), a 2011 Chinese film
  • Feng Shui (2012 film), a 2012 Chinese film
  • "Feng Shui", a song on the Gnarls Barkley album St. Elsewhere
  • " Boogie Woogie Feng Shui", episode 21 of Cowboy Bebop (anime)
  • Heap feng shui, a technique for manipulating a computer's storage heap
Feng Shui (2004 film)

Feng Shui is a 2004 Filipino supernatural horror movie starring Kris Aquino. The film centers on a cursed Bagua mirror where a person gets killed if they stare at the Bagua mirror, with their death relating at any way to their Chinese zodiac. The film grossed Php 137.56 million and was a Philippine highest grossing film of 2004. The Hollywood version of the movie is still frozen and it is unknown if Star Cinema have decided to have a contract with Hollywood. A sequel, Feng Shui 2, was released on December 25, 2014 as the official entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Usage examples of "feng shui".

Her eyes fluttered closed at the mention of the Black Hat feng shui man.

From the landing he called, 'Putting them in a window is an old Feng Shui trick to counteract the number four, which is not a good number.

He was adamant on this point, consulting the feng shui man before entering into any business deal, large or small.

If you want the Elegant Torture of a Thousand Pleasant Touches, I can do it, you want someone poisoned, castrated, or blown up, I'm your man, but this feng shui stuff is just, just&hellip.

Secretly, Anirul had consulted a Feng Shui master about the old birthing facility.