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Meaning of OCCIDENT

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Oc"ci*dent\, n. [F., fr. L. occidens, occidentis, fr.
occidents, p. pr. of occidere to fall or go down. See
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.

      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