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carpe diem

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noun car·pe di·em \ˈkär-pe-ˈdē-ˌem, -ˈdī-, -əm\

Definition of carpe diem

  1. :  the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future



Did You Know?

Carpe diem, a phrase that comes from the Roman poet Horace, means literally "Pluck the day", though it's usually translated as "Seize the day". A free translation might be "Enjoy yourself while you have the chance". For some people, Carpe diem serves as the closest thing to a philosophy of life as they'll ever have.

Origin and Etymology of carpe diem

Latin, literally, pluck the day


First Known Use: 1817



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