from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
- n. The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.
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- n. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets, and the twenty-third letter of Old and Ancient alphabets.
- n. A form of psychic energy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet, X, Χ, corresponding to the English church
- n. A fish, Lavinia exilicauda: same as hitch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
- n. the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
The traditional Chinese meaning of the phrase "tai chi" is precisely the whole that encompasses both yang and yin.
Since tai chi is a practice that requires movement, it is the transition that defines the practice: a motionless statue lacks the dynamic essence of tai chi.
Tai chi is great for balance and is supposed to also keep energies flowing in a healthy way.
• Hugh Hussey, Wilson, N.C. A: Actor Windell Middlebrooks, 29, is the delivery guy who storms into high-end restaurants and stores and pulls High Life out because being in chi-chi places keeps everyday folks from living the high life.
This is my smallest cousin here, we call her chi chi chee chee.
I believe that certain chi-chi stores will even sell you one that provides an electric massage (although I think you have to have a car lighter to plug it into).
Now HKKNTMPAA (Yup) chief executive Woody Tsung Wan-chi is on the verge of claiming 100%.
The word chi in the expression tai chi is usually understood to mean something like “vital energy.”
And all in Italian: chi-chiand cha-chalike magpies for all the world with their long drawn-out notes as if theyd pull your very soul out.
And all in Italian: chi-chi -- and cha-cha -- like magpies for all the world with their long drawn-out notes as if they'd pull your very soul out.
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