American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Western lands or regions; the west.
- n. The countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The region of the setting sun; the western part of the heavens; the west: opposed to orient.
- n. [cap. or lowercase] With the definite article, the west; western countries; specifically, those countries lying to the west of Asia and of that part of eastern Europe now or formerly constituting in general European Turkey; Christendom. Various countries, as Russia, may be classed either in the Occident or in the Orient.
- n. The part of the horizon where the sun last appears in the evening; that part of the earth towards the sunset; the west; – opposed to orient. Specifically, in former times, Europe as opposed to Asia; now, also, the Western hemisphere.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The part of the horizon where the sun last appears in the evening; that part of the earth towards the sunset; the west; -- opposed to
orient. Specifically, in former times, Europe as opposed to Asia; now, also, the Western hemisphere.
- n. the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
- n. the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
- From Old French occident, from Latin occidentem ("western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets"), from occido ("go down, set") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin occidēns, occident-, from present participle of occidere, to set (used of the sun); see occasion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Occasus derives from occident-em, "setting," and signifies a westerly "falling, going down.”
“An answer to this will be the key to occident and oriental debate.”
“Can Western fantasy ever truly deal with the non-occident?”
“Thatâ€ ™ s not to say Western fantasy authors shouldnâ€ ™ t tackle the non-occident but they need to be wary of the many pitfalls.”
“And I told him how I felt the need to approach all that by living the experience internally, all united - people from the orient and the occident - in a vast movement of love, because it is the only cement possible to build 'something else'.”
“Turkey should be a part of the EU, a bridge between the occident and the orient, but only after it has evolved into the twenty-first century.”
“Isaac, J. (1953), Le Peri hermeneias en occident de BoÃ¨ce Ã Saint Thomas.”
“La réalisatrice, Mira Nair, est déjà connue en occident pour son film Salaam Bombay!”
“Note and observe that this doth argue and portend I know not what of the west and occident of my time, and signifieth that the south and meridian of mine age is past.”
“Et dixit Abraham, Quia dixi, Vere non est timor Dei in loco isto: et occident me propter uxorem meam.”
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