carpe diem (means seize the day in Latin)

Carpe diem means seize the day in Latin and is a very common and well-known cliche. Carpe diem is one of the cliches which people have heard of and can use correctly in a sentence but are not entirely sure of the definition. Carpe diem, otherwise known as seizing the day, means to make the most out of life and the time you are given because your time is short and therefore you should take advantage of it.