From Old French occident, from Latinoccidentem (“western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets"), from occido (“go down, set")
Occidental Sentence Examples
Its territory is divided into two nearly equal parts by the eastern branch of the Sierra Madre Occidental, the northern part belonging to the great central plateau region, and the southern to an extremely broken region formed by the diverging branches of the Sierra Madre, with their wooded terraces and slopes and highly fertile valleys.
The uta-awase, in its later developments, may not unjustly be compared to the Occidental game of bouts-rimis.
Such work has very close affinities with Occidental conceptions.
Though Matthias's policy was so predominantly occidental that he soon abandoned his youthful idea of driving the Turks out of Europe, he at least succeeded in making them respect Hungarian territory.
Occidental geographers, however, have followed the Greek use, and so to-day we call the river of Babylon or Nahr Sura the Euphrates and the older westerly channel the Hindieh canal.