Definition of Occident in English:


Syllabification: Oc·ci·dent
Pronunciation: /ˈäksidənt, -ˌdent


(the Occident) • formal or • literary
  • The countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient).


late Middle English: via Old French from Latin occident- 'going down, setting' (in reference to the sun), from the verb occidere.

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