Make the most of present opportunities.
The definition of carpe diem is a Latin phrase that means "seize the day," encouraging people to embrace and make the most of their time.
When you are trying to get someone to be spontaneous and come on a trip with you, you might say "carpe diem!"
Used as an admonition to seize the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.
Such an admonition.
Origin of carpe-diem
- L, seize the day
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Latin carpe seize diem day
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin carpe diem (“seize the day”).