Definition of Occident in English:

Occident

noun

the Occident
literary, formal
  • The countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient)

    Related orient

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin occident- ‘going down, setting’, from the verb occidere.

Pronunciation

Occident

/ˈäksidənt//ˈɑksɪdənt/