What does Occident mean?

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ˈɒk sɪ dəntoc·ci·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. West, Occidentnoun

    the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America

  2. western hemisphere, occident, New Worldnoun

    the hemisphere that includes North America and South America

Wiktionary

  1. occidentnoun

    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.

  2. Etymology: From occident, from occidentem, from occido

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Occidentnoun

    The west.

    Etymology: from occidens, Latin.

    The envious clouds are bent
    To dim his glory, and to stain the tract
    Of his bright passage to the occident. William Shakespeare, R. II.

Wikipedia

  1. Occident

    "Occident" is a term for the West, traditionally comprising anything that belongs to the Western world. It is the antonym of Orient, the Eastern world. In English, it has largely fallen into disuse. The term "occidental" is often used to describe objects from the Occident but can be considered an outdated term by some. The term originated with geographical divisions mirroring the cultural divide between the Greek East and the Latin West, and the political divide between the Western and Eastern Roman Empires.

ChatGPT

  1. occident

    The term "occident" generally refers to countries of the West, particularly those in Western Europe and the Americas. It comes from the Latin term occidens, meaning "sunset, West". It is often used in contrast to "Orient", which refers to Eastern countries. The dichotomy between Occident and Orient is often used as a cultural and geographical distinction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Occidentnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. L. occidens, occidentis, fr. occidents, p. pr. of occidere to fall or go down. See Occasion.]

Wikidata

  1. Occident

    Occident is a Romanian film released in 2002, and directed by Cristian Mungiu. It stars Alexandru Papadopol as a 29-year old man named Luci and Anca Androne as his wife Sorina. The film is a tragicomedy about young people who move to the West when they can not make ends meet in Romania.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Occident

    ok′si-dent, n. the western quarter of the sky where the sun goes down or sets: the west generally.—adj. Occiden′tal, noting the quarter where the sun goes down or sets: western: relatively less precious, as a gem.—n. a native of some occidental country—opp. to Oriental.—v.t. Occiden′talise, to cause to conform to western ideas or customs.—ns. Occiden′talism, habits, &c., of occidental peoples; Occiden′talist, a student of occidental languages—opp. to Orientalist: an individual belonging to an oriental country who favours western ideas, customs, &c.—adv. Occiden′tally. [Fr.,—L. occidens, -entis, pr.p. of occidĕre, to fall down.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. occident

    The west.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Occident in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Occident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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