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OCCIDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Occident mean? 

OCCIDENT (noun)
  The noun OCCIDENT has 2 senses:

1. the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
2. the hemisphere that includes North America and South America

  Familiarity information: OCCIDENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OCCIDENT (noun)


Sense 1Occident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Occident; West

Instance hypernyms:

region (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth)

Attribute:

western (relating to or characteristic of regions of western parts of the world)


Sense 2occident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The hemisphere that includes North America and South America

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

New World; western hemisphere; occident

Instance hypernyms:

hemisphere (half of the terrestrial globe)

Meronyms (parts of "occident"):

North America (a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama)

South America (a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama)


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