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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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My happiness itself do I throw out into all places far and wide 'twixt orient, noontide, and occident, to see if many human fish will not learn to hug and tug at my happiness;--
beaucoup plus grand que] Interroge sur la diffusion de la litterature arabe en Occident, il repond qu'[beaucoup moins que] elle n'est pas suffisamment connue en Occident.
BERLIN, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- German Interior Ministry spokesman said Monday the country's security services keep "a close watch" on the activities of the anti-Islam movements such as the far-right Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident (PEGIDA).
The only city to span two continents, Europe and Asia, it physically and metaphorically bridges the cultures and philosophies of Europe and Asia, Occident and Orient.
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Said claims that Orientalism is a style of thinking engendered from an epistemological and ontological divergence, constructed between the Orient and Occident (Said, 1979).
The Repair from Occident to Extra-Occidental Cultures (Fig.
Obeah, a practice brought to the Caribbean from West Africa, and which the Occident characterizes as sorcery, is depicted here as a science of divination.
People at the rally applauded his message of interfaith unity that came a day after the 12th rally by Germany's new right-wing movement the "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident," or PEGIDA, which has spawned smaller clone groups across Germany and as far as Norway.
Le President roumain exprime egalement "sa conviction que les reformes dont le Maroc a entrepris avec Votre vision audacieuse auront egalement un impact benefique sur le role du Maroc en tant que facteur de dialogue et de cooperation entre l'Orient et Occident, entre l'Europe et l'Afrique".
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Such nefarious plots give credence to conspiracy theories that the Occident does not want the presence of China in the Province of Balochistan, where the Chinese are engaged in the operationalization of the strategic port of Gwadar, construction of the Sino-Pak Economic corridor and other mega projects.