Occident meaning

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The countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
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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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Western lands or regions; the west.
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The west.
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The Western world; the part of the world excluding Asia.
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The West (Western world)
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the Occident
  • The part of the world west of Asia, esp. Europe and the Americas.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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