from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- n. 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.
- n. In Chinese mythology, a system of spiritual energies, both good and evil, present in the natural features of landscapes.
- v. To arrange a space according to the rules of feng shui.
Chinese (Mandarin) fēng shuǐ, wind (and) water : fēng, wind + shuǐ, water.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sinitic 風水 (fēngshuǐ, "wind and water") (Wiktionary)