Part of speech: noun

The west.

Part of speech: noun

The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish empire.

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Usage examples "occident":

  1. But meanwhile there's the light upon the lotus Which waits to mingle with the light that shines Upon the Occident, take Jesus' light Where it is bright enough to mix with it And show no duller splendor? - "Domesday Book", Edgar Lee Masters.
  2. Octavius got the Occident, Antony the Orient. - "Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern", Edgar Saltus.
  3. Judea has always seemed to me like a fragment of the Occident misplaced in the Orient. - "The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.