- (usually initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Occident.
Origin of occidental
Examples from the Web for occidental
“My first act of political activism was when I was at Occidental College,” he said in Senegal, on his 2013 trip to Africa.
The more violent aspect of the anti-apartheid movement was, safe to say, largely lost on Occidental College protestors.
Barry ultimately left the Choom Gang for Occidental College and then, in his junior year, transferred to Columbia in New York.David Maraniss’s Biography Spills on Obama’s Pot-Smoking & More
Matthew DeLuca, Caitlin Dickson
May 25, 2012
In the summer of 1982, Obama was in a long-distance relationship with a former Occidental College classmate named Alex McNear.David Maraniss’s ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ Excerpted in Vanity Fair: Juiciest Bits
May 2, 2012
He is now a diplomacy and world affairs professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles.Reboot America!
The Daily Beast
July 19, 2010
No occidental instrument had ever such a golden, conquering tone.Melomaniacs
It was that very wonder which unsettled my sympathy of a dense Occidental.Under Western Eyes
The Occidental territory is large enough to make any man's country.
The President of the Occidental Republic himself belongs to it, sir.
Bacalod, the capital of the province of Occidental Negros, was our destination.An Epoch in History
P. H. Eley
- of or relating to the Occident
- an inhabitant, esp a native, of the Occident
Word Origin and History for occidental
c.1400, from Old French occidental (14c.) and directly from Latin occidentalis "western," from occidentem (see occident). As a capitalized noun meaning "a Western person" (opposed to Oriental) from 1857.