- the West; the countries of Europe and America.
- Western Hemisphere.
Origin of Occident
Examples from the Web for occident
Historical Examples of occident
His soul was of the Orient, but his brain was of the Occident.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Difference in the Religions of the Orient and the Occident, 20.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
We do shine on occasions, we people of the Occident, but the Burmese shine all the time.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
A woman is not ashamed to be a widow in the Occident, but she may well be so in India.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
In comparison with the others he is the Returner through the Occident.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
Word Origin for occident
noun the Occident
late 14c., "western part" (of the heavens or earth), from Old French occident (12c.) or directly from Latin occidentem (nominative occidens) "western sky, sunset, part of the sky in which the sun sets," noun use of adjective meaning "setting," from present participle of occidere "fall down, go down" (see occasion (n.)).