• WordNet 3.6
    • n occident the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
    • n Occident the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Occident 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n occident The region of the setting sun; the western part of the heavens; the west: opposed to orient.
    • n occident [cap. or lowercase] With the definite article, the west; western countries; specifically, those countries lying to the west of Asia and of that part of eastern Europe now or formerly constituting in general European Turkey; Christendom. Various countries, as Russia, may be classed either in the Occident or in the Orient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Occident ok′si-dent the western quarter of the sky where the sun goes down or sets: the west generally
    • n Occident a native of some occidental country—opp. to Oriental
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. occidens, occidentis, fr. occidents, p. pr. of occidere, to fall or go down. See Occasion


In literature:

His soul was of the Orient, but his brain was of the Occident.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Leading English and American firms have factories located there, and for that reason rugs brought into the Occident from Amritsar are reliable.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
A spire in the Occident and a spire in the Orient are both said to be pointing upward but they are pointing in opposite directions.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
There the wisdom of the Orient met and fought and fused with that of the Occident.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
This roseate hue no rose in the garden of Orient or Occident ever surpassed.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Here the civilization of the East met the progress of the West, the Orient and the Occident met here and met without bloodshed.
"The Story of Sitka" by C. L. Andrews
We called them the Orient and the Occident.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Octavius got the Occident, Antony the Orient.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Occident all Spain the taste.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
In her wondrous face the Occident blended with the Orient.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy

In poetry:

'Ring out from Occident
To Orient, and peal
From continent to continent
The mighty joy you feel.
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley
A mighty rainbow shook, inclined
Towards her, from the Occident,
Girdling the cloud-wrack which enshrined
Half the light-bearing firmament.
"Love-Trilogy" by Mathilde Blind
Then hear the loud voice of the nation proclaim
And all ages resound the decree:
Let our occident stream bear the young hero's name,
Who taught him his path to the sea.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
Then hear the loud voice of the nation proclaim,
And all ages resound the decree:
Let our occident stream bear the young hero's name,
Who taught him his path to the sea.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
There, as the flaming occident
Burned slowly down to ashes gray,
Night pitched o'erhead her silent tent,
And glimmering gold from Hesper sprent
Upon the darkened river lay,
"An Invitation" by James Russell Lowell
Yet at that censured time no heart was rent
Or feature blanched of parent, wife, or daughter
By hourly blazoned sheets of listed slaughter;
Death waited Nature's wont; Peace smiled unshent
From Ind to Occident.
"At The War Office, London." by Thomas Hardy