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Meaning of OCCIDENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the hemisphere that includes North and South America
  2. [n]  the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North and South America
 

OCCIDENT is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: New World, West, western hemisphere
 
 See Also: hemisphere, North America, region, South America

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Oc"ci*dent\, n. [F., fr. L. occidens, occidentis, fr.
occidents, p. pr. of occidere to fall or go down. See
{Occasion}.]
The part of the horizon where the sun last appears in the
evening; that part of the earth towards the sunset; the west;
-- opposed to {orient}. Specifically, in former times, Europe
as opposed to Asia; now, also, the Western hemisphere.
--Chaucer.

      I may wander from east to occident.      --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, continent, down under, East, Eastern Hemisphere, eastland, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, landmass, Levant, Middle East, Near East, New World, Oceania, Old World, Orient, the old country, West, Western Hemisphere
 

 

 

 

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