Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet, X, Χ, corresponding to the English church
  • noun A fish, Lavinia exilicauda: same as hitch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A form of psychic energy.
  • noun The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets, and the twenty-third letter of Old and Ancient alphabets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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
  • noun the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Greek khī, from earlier khei.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mandarin , air, spirit, energy of life, from Middle Chinese khi`.]

Examples

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  • A bi-sonic: Chinese pronunciation: chee (energy); Greek: kai (Greek alphabet member).

    August 6, 2015