Latin. seize the day; enjoy the present, as opposed to placing all hope in the future.
enjoy the pleasures of the moment, without concern for the future
1786, Latin, “enjoy the day,” literally “pluck the day (while it is ripe),” an aphorism from Horace (“Odes” I.xi), from PIE *kerp- “to gather, pluck, harvest” (see harvest (n.)).
Carpe diem [(kahr-pe dee-em, deye-em)]
Latin for “Seize the day”: take full advantage of present opportunities. This sentiment is found not only in classical literature but in much of English literature as well (see “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” and “Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, Lady, were no crime.”)
Enjoy the present and don’t worry about the future, as in It’s a beautiful day, so forget tomorrow’s test—carpe diem! Latin for “seize the day,” an aphorism found in the Roman writer Horace’s Odes, this phrase has been used in English since the early 1800s.
Jean Baptiste [zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA), 1827–75, French sculptor. Historical Examples Carpeaux perhaps never did anything that quite equals the masterpiece of his master Rude. French Art W. C. Brownell He had the opportunity of seeing his modeling corrected by Carpeaux. Rodin: The Man and his Art Judith Cladel After producing a statue […]
carpectomy carpectomy car·pec·to·my (kär-pěk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of all or part of the carpus.
to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors. a peevish complaint. Historical Examples Naturally enough, he is carped at and reviled almost as much by his political friends as by his political foes. Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888) William Henry Hurlbert […]
a simple pistil, or a single member of a compound pistil. Historical Examples If this is so the flower of the grass is perfectly naked,97 and consists in the typical case of three stamens and one carpel. Grasses H. Marshall Ward Hemicarp, half-fruit, one carpel of an Umbelliferous plant, 121. The Elements of Botany Asa […]