- The part of the world west of Asia, esp. Europe and the Americas.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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")