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carpe diem

Class:

noun | exclamation | interjection

Etymology:

L., "enjoy the day", literally "pluck the day (while it's ripe)," an aphorism...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Carpe diem

a phrase from a Latin poem by Quintus Horatius Flaccus, more widely known as Horace, that has become an aphorism. It's popularly translated as "seize the day". Carpe is the second-person singular present active imperative of the Latin verb carpō,... (40 of 1356 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Carpe diem

Carpe diem (disambiguation)

a Latin phrase, usually translated "Seize the day". Carpe diem may also refer to: Carpe Diem (drink) | The Carpe Diem Trust | Carpe Diem (Aqua Timez album) | Carpe Diem (Belinda album) | Carpe diem (Lara Fabian album) | Carpe Diem (Will Haven album) | ... (40 of 207 words, 20 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

carpe diem [Latin]

enjoy the pleasures of the moment, without concern for the future (11 of 357 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/carpe-diem

Columbia Encyclopedia:

carpe diem | carpe diems

a descriptive term for literature that urges readers to live for the moment [from the Latin phrase "seize the day", used by Horace]. The theme, which ... (26 of 127 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0810553​.html

Wiktionary:

carpe diem

Seize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the present. (11 of 81 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/carpe diem

Britannica Encyclopedia:

carpe diem [philosophy]

phrase used by the Roman poet Horace to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can. The sentiment has been expressed in many ... (26 of 64 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/96702​/carpe-diem

Oxford Dictionary:

carpe diem

used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future (19 of 51 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/carpe-diem

American Heritage Dictionary:

carpe diem

Used as an admonition to seize the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future. | Such an admonition. (19 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpe-diem

Merriam-Webster:

carpe diem

the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future (13 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/carpe diem

Random House Dictionary:

carpe diem [Latin]

seize the day; enjoy the present, as opposed to placing all hope in the future. (15 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/carpe-diem

New World Dictionary:

carpe diem

make the most of present opportunities (6 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpe-diem

Encarta Dictionary:

carpe diem

used as an invocation to enjoy the present and not worry about the future | the act of living for the moment and enjoying the present (25 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595081​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

carpe diem

First use: 1817

Origin: L., "enjoy the day", literally "pluck the day (while it's ripe)," an aphorism from Horace ("Odes" I.xi), from Proto-Indo-European *kerp- ... (21 of 25 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=carpe diem

Oxford Dictionary:

carpe diem

Origin: Latin, "seize the day!", a quotation from Horace (Odes i.xi)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/carpe-diem

Wiktionary:

carpe diem

Origin: Latin carpe diem ("seize the day").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/carpe diem

Merriam-Webster:

carpe diem

First use: 1817

Origin: Latin, literally, pluck the day

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/carpe diem

American Heritage Dictionary:

carpe diem

Origin: Latin: carpe, seize + diem, day.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpe-diem

Collins Dictionary:

carpe diem [Latin]

Origin: literally: seize the day!

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/carpe-diem

New World Dictionary:

carpe diem

Origin: Latin, seize the day

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpe-diem

Encarta Dictionary:

carpe diem

Origin: Latin, "seize the day"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595081​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Google Dictionary:

carpe diem

Audio: English pronunciation of "carpe diem"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=carpe diem

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

carpe diem

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carpe diem"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=carpe 01 word=carpe diem

carpe diem

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carpe diem"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=carpe 02 word=carpe diem

YourDictionary Audio:

carpe diem

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "carpe diem" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpe-diem

the Free Dictionary:

carpe diem

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "carpe diem" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/carpe diem

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