from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used as an admonition to seize the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.
- n. Such an admonition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- Seize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the present.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Enjoy the present day; take advantage of, or make the most of, the present: a maxim of the Epicureans.
Latin : carpe, seize + diem, day.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin carpe diem ("seize the day"). (Wiktionary)