Occident Definition

ŏksĭ-dənt, -dĕnt
noun
The west.
Webster's New World
The countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
American Heritage

The part of the horizon where the sun last appears in the evening; that part of the earth towards the sunset; the west.

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pronoun

The West (Western world)

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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Occident

  • the Occident

Origin of Occident

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin occidēns occident- from present participle of occidere to set (used of the sun) occasion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French occident, from Latin occidentem (“western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets"), from occido (“go down, set")

    From Wiktionary

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