occidental occidental  /ˌɑk sə ˈdɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a native inhabitant of the Occident
  2. (n) an artificial language
  3. (adj) denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere

Usage(s):

  • A newspaper straw vote among the occidental community in Bombay brought 1,000 ballots, 830 of them for granting India "dominion status.

News

  1. Radio M : Summertime, Margasak and the O'Bros at Space.

    Yes it's true it's finally here-summer!! So I thought I'd pull out some of my favorite 'summer' tunes to get you in the mood as you sip your lemonade on your porch. As part of the Radio M first night of summer celebration there's also a half hour dance party with Chicago's West African groovesters Occidental Brothers Dance Band International. The band was part of the bill for the Radio M Member ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  2. PlanCom OKs child care facility

    With little discussion, the Lyon County Planning Commission recommended approval of a special use permit to operate an existing child care facility under new management at Occidental Square in Dayton.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mason Valley News

  3. Groping suspect arrested after mob chases him through Pioneer Square

    A man suspected of groping a woman in Occidental Park was arrested Monday after an angry crowd chased him down. At 9:40 a.m., police responded to reports of a fight involving a group of vigilantes who’d chased after the man when he groped a woman, Seattle Police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee said in a statement. Officers found the crowd and the man near the intersection of Occidental Avenue ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. "Look at it as a big bicycle wheel with spokes. The Huxtables happened to be one of those spokes," Cosby says of his famous fictional TV family. "On the other hand, the Huxtables didn't get him (Obama) into Occidental College. And they didn't...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Bill Cosby Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. In announcing the results, Dr. Ray R. Irani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Occidental achieved year-over-year production growth of nearly seven percent in the third quarter and eight percent in the nine months of 2009. In addition,...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Ray R Irani Source: Reuters

  3. "If Oman decides that it wants to retrade the deal with Occidental, it will also have to do it with one of its neighbors," Azam Ali pointed out.
    on May 2, 2007 By: Azam Ali Source: Knowledge@Wharton

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