Definition of the Occident noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Occident

BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdənt//
[singular] (formal)
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the western part of the world, especially Europe and America compare Orient Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin occident- ‘going down, setting’, from the verb occidere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Occident