Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the countries of the Occident or their peoples or cultures; western.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of an Occidental country; a westerner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the occident or west; of, pertaining to, or characteristic of those countries or parts of the earth which lie to the westward.
  • Specifically [cap. or lowercase] — Pertaining to or characteristic of those countries of Europe defined above as the Occident (see occident, 2), or their civilization and its derivatives in the western hemisphere: as, Occidental climates; Occidental gold; Occidental energy and progress.
  • Pertaining to the countries of the western hemisphere; American as opposed to European.
  • Setting after the sun: as, an occidental planet.
  • Further to the west.
  • As used of gems. having only an inferior degree of beauty and excellence; inferior to true (or oriental) gems, which, with but few exceptions, come from the East.
  • In all meanings opposed to oriental or orient.
  • noun [cap. or lowercase] A native or an inhabitant of the Occident or of some Occidental country: opposed to Oriental.
  • noun Specifically— A native or an inhabitant of western Europe.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of the western hemisphere; an American.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western; -- opposed to oriental
  • adjective Possessing inferior hardness, brilliancy, or beauty; -- used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western.
  • adjective this sense?) (obsolete) Possessing inferior hardness, brilliance, or beauty; – used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior.
  • noun A Western Christian of the Latin rite

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native inhabitant of the Occident
  • noun an artificial language
  • adjective denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French occident, from Latin occidentem ("western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets"), from occido ("go down, set")

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