Occidental

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj occidental denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere "occidental civilization","Hesperian culture"
    • n Occidental an artificial language
    • n Occidental a native inhabitant of the Occident
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Occidental Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western; -- opposed to oriental; as, occidental climates, or customs; an occidental planet.
    • Occidental Possessing inferior hardness, brilliancy, or beauty; -- used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • occidental Of or pertaining to the occident or west; of, pertaining to, or characteristic of those countries or parts of the earth which lie to the westward.
    • occidental Specifically [cap. or lowercase] — Pertaining to or characteristic of those countries of Europe defined above as the Occident (see occident, 2), or their civilization and its derivatives in the western hemisphere: as, Occidental climates; Occidental gold; Occidental energy and progress.
    • occidental Pertaining to the countries of the western hemisphere; American as opposed to European.
    • occidental Setting after the sun: as, an occidental planet.
    • occidental Further to the west.
    • occidental As used of gems. having only an inferior degree of beauty and excellence; inferior to true (or oriental) gems, which, with but few exceptions, come from the East.
    • occidental In all meanings opposed to oriental or orient.
    • n occidental [cap. or lowercase] A native or an inhabitant of the Occident or of some Occidental country: opposed to Oriental.
    • n occidental Specifically— A native or an inhabitant of western Europe.
    • n occidental A native or an inhabitant of the western hemisphere; an American.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Occidental noting the quarter where the sun goes down or sets: western: relatively less precious, as a gem
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. occidentalis,; cf. F. occidental,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. occidens, -entis, pr.p. of occidĕre, to fall down.

Usage

In literature:

Wherever the Occidental has established his political control, there are but two alternatives: govern or go.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The brute "bucked" with me from the foot of Montgomery street to the Occidental Hotel.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
He meant to break the ice in Occidental, the village beyond.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They take their Orientalism as a matter of course, as do you your Occidentalism.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Wrong ideas, from the point of view of the queer, drab, cramped and hypocritical Occidental mind.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
They have seen the occidental star.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This plant is known as tayoc-tayoc in Iloilo, Capiz, and Occidental Negros.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
Contrary to the occidental custom, fasting on Saturday was forbidden.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
Meet me at the Occidental in an hour.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Other clients were neglected; and it was even left to Curt Andrews to follow up Occidental Tobacco.
"Telempathy" by Vance Simonds
The Academy is also preparing a collection of Occidental History on the same subject.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
With the thing even Occidental philosophy is familiar.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
Rugs: Oriental and Occidental.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
But of course, this may be only one of my occidental illusions.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
To an Occidental eye, the schoolroom is inconvenient in every respect, and withal quite unsanitary and forbidding.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Rome, through her relations with Syria, was probably the first Occidental city in which the name was pronounced.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
The Maeonian sun has ripened the powers of the occidental poet.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
The Sehnas are highly prized by the Orientals and Occidentals.
"The Oriental Rug" by William D. Ellwanger
Of course they all went to the Occidental, for everybody went first to the Occidental in those days.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
Occidentals were the barbarians.
"Lafcadio Hearn" by Nina H. Kennard
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In poetry:

It came from Holstein's birchen-belted meadows,
And from the tropic calms
Of Indian islands in the sunlit shadows
Of Occidental palms;
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

QUITO, Ecuador – An international arbitration body has ruled Ecuador should pay $1.769 billion to Occidental Petroleum Corp.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An international arbitration body has ruled Ecuador should pay $1.769 billion to Occidental Petroleum Corp.
An international arbitration body has ruled Ecuador should pay $1.769 billion to Occidental Petroleum Corp. For revoking the US company's operating concession in 2006.
QUITO, Ecuador — An international arbitration body has ruled Ecuador should pay $1.769 billion to Occidental Petroleum Corp. For revoking the US company's operating concession in 2006.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An international arbitration body has ruled Ecuador should pay $1.769 billion to Occidental Petroleum Corp. For revoking the US company's operating concession in 2006.
A World Bank arbitration panel ordered Ecuador to pay Occidental Petroleum Corp. 1.77 billion to settle a contract dispute.
Debevoise, Covington Win Record-Setting $2.3 Billion Arbitration Award for Occidental in Dispute with Ecuador.
New Restaurant coming to Occidental Mall.
Ecuador Says It Expects Ruling in Occidental Case This Week.
Occidental College gets an A grade from location scouts.
The TV series "Arrested Development" films an episode at Occidental College in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Occidental Petroleum profits fall, but production at record pace.
0 Westwood-based Occidental Petroleum's second-quarter profits fell, but it managed another quarter of record oil production.
Occidental Bails On Bakken Shale Play Sending Mixed Signals To Oilfield Services Sector.
The trees get 'yarn bombed' in Seattle's Occidental Park.
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In science:

This reluctance is closely related to the deep origins of the modern (experimental) physics, which stays in the Middle Age occidental monasteries.
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
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