Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as “seize the day”. The general definition of carpe is “pick, pluck, pluck off, gather” as in plucking, although Horace uses the word in the sense of “enjoy, make use of, seize”. When actually translated into English, “Carpe Diem” means to pluck day. Seize the day is not actually the correct term. All it’s actually saying is life is short don’t let it pass you by and to live life to its fullest.
Carpe diem, Wikipedia.