chi
Pronunciation Noun

chi (plural chis)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets.
Translations
  • French: chi
  • German: Chi
  • Portuguese: qui
  • Russian: хи
  • Spanish: ji
Pronunciation Noun

chi (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A life force in traditional Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine, etc, related (but not limited) to breath and circulation.
Translations
  • French: qi
  • German: Qi, Ch'i, Ki
  • Portuguese: qi, chi
  • Russian: ци
Pronunciation Noun

chi (uncountable)

  1. The Chinese foot, a traditional Chinese unit of length based on the human forearm.
  2. (Mainland China) The Chinese unit of length standardized in 1984 as 1/3 of a meter.
  3. (Taiwan) The Taiwanese unit of length standardized as 10/33 of a meter, identical to the Japanese shaku.
  4. (Hong Kong) The chek or Hong Kong foot, a unit of length standardized as 0.371475 meters.
Synonyms Related terms
  • shaku, the equivalent Japanese unit

Chi
Proper noun
  1. (historic, dated) Qi, an ancient Chinese duchy, and later kingdom, under the Zhou dynasty
  2. Surname
Noun

chi (plural chis)

  1. (informal) chihuahua#English|Chihuahua.
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (slang) Chicago
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, On the Road, p. 13:
      I arrived in Chi quite early in the morning, got a room in the Y, and went to bed with a very few dollars in my pocket.
Synonyms

See Chi-Town.


CHI
Proper noun
  1. (sports) Abbreviation of Chicago#English|Chicago.



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