Definitions for vade mecumˈveɪ di ˈmi kəm, ˈvɑ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•de me•cumˈveɪ di ˈmi kəm, ˈvɑ-(n.)(pl.)vade me•cums.

  1. something a person carries about for frequent or regular use.

  2. a book for ready reference; manual; handbook.

Origin of vade mecum:

1620–30; < L vāde mēcum lit., go with me

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handbook, enchiridion, vade mecum(noun)

    a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location


  1. vade mecum(Noun)

    A referential book such as a handbook or manual.

  2. vade mecum(Noun)

    A useful object, constantly carried on oneu2019s person.

  3. Origin: From the vade, the second-person singular present active imperative of vado + mecum, literally meaning "go with me!".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vade mecum

    a book or other thing that a person carries with him as a constant companion; a manual; a handbook


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