Occident vs. West

By Jaxson

  • West

    West is one of the four cardinal directions or points of the compass. It is the opposite direction from east, and is the direction in which the sun sets.

  • Occident (noun)

    The part of the horizon where the sun last appears in the evening; that part of the earth towards the sunset; the west.

  • Occident (noun)

    The Western world; the part of the world excluding Asia

  • West (noun)

    One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox, abbreviated as W.

  • West (adjective)

    Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.

  • West (adjective)

    Of wind: from the west.

  • West (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the west; western.

  • West (adjective)

    From the West; occidental.

  • West (adjective)

    Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part containing the chancel and choir.

  • West (adverb)

    Towards the west; westwards.

  • West (verb)

    To move to the west; (of the sun) to set. from 15th c.


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