- the West; the countries of Europe and America.
- Western Hemisphere.
Origin of Occident
Examples from the Web for occident
Shall it breathe odor and languor from the orient, or chivalry from the occident?The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings|Harriet Beecher Stowe
For the finger ladder, see Khler, in Orient and Occident, ii.English Fairy Tales|Anonymous
In the Occident, giving to the poor is lending to the devil.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Occident, ok′si-dent, n. the western quarter of the sky where the sun goes down or sets: the west generally.
The Occident and the Orient are no longer at the ends of the earth.The Victorious Attitude|Orison Swett Marden
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.)).