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oc·ci·dent

 (ŏk′sĭ-dənt, -dĕnt′)
n.
1. Western lands or regions; the west.
2. Occident The countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin occidēns, occident-, from present participle of occidere, to set (used of the sun); see occasion.]

occident

(ˈɒksɪdənt)
n
a literary or formal word for west Compare orient
[C14: via Old French from Latin occidere to fall, go down (with reference to the setting sun); see occasion]

Occident

(ˈɒksɪdənt)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the countries of Europe and America
2. (Physical Geography) the western hemisphere

Oc•ci•dent

(ˈɒk sɪ dənt)

n.
1. the Occident,
a. the West; the countries of Europe and America.
2. (l.c.) the west; the western regions.
[Middle English < Middle French < Latin occidere to fall, (of the sun) to set =oc- oc- + -cidere, comb. form of cadere to fall]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Occident - the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
2.Occident - the hemisphere that includes North America and South Americaoccident - the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Translations

occident

[ˈɒksɪdənt] Noccidente m

occident

n (liter)Abendland nt, → Okzident m (geh); the Occident (Pol) → der Westen
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Writing in 1852 in his monthly journal, The Occident and American Jewish Advocate, Isaac Leeser asked his readers, "will not our friends.
Everything for all the tastes, you can enjoy on Cyprus and all these aspects form a multicultural place, where Occident meets Orient, Europe meets Africa and Asia.
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an example to many countries that are unwilling to bend to the neo liberal dictates of the Occident '(Peter Koenig).
Selon le prefacier, [beaucoup moins que] ces femmes et hommes de lettres, auxquels il faudrait ajouter quelques jeunes ecrivains, font montre aujourd'hui d'une grande creativite romanesque qui, ajoute-t-il, leur a ouvert grande la voie du succes, que ce soit en Occident ou en Orient [beaucoup plus grand que].
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