vade mecum


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va·de me·cum

 (vā′dē mē′kəm, vä′dē mā′-)
n. pl. va·de me·cums
1. A useful thing that one constantly carries about.
2. A book, such as a guidebook, for ready reference.

[Latin vāde mēcum, go with me : vāde, sing. imperative of vādere, to go + : ablative sing. of egō, I + cum, with.]

vade mecum

(ˈvɑːdɪ ˈmeɪkʊm)
n
a handbook or other aid carried on the person for immediate use when needed
[C17: from Latin, literally: go with me]

va•de me•cum

(ˈveɪ 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.
[1620–30; < Latin vāde mēcum literally, go with me]

vade mecum

A Latin phrase meaning go with me, used to mean a guidebook that someone carries around.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vade mecum - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or locationvade mecum - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
manual - a small handbook
bible - a book regarded as authoritative in its field
guidebook, guide - something that offers basic information or instruction
ready reckoner, reckoner - a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
Translations
käsikirja

vade mecum

[ˈvɑːdɪˈmeɪkʊm] Nvademécum m

vade mecum

n (liter)Vademekum nt (liter)

vade mecum

[ˈvɑːdɪˈmeɪkʊm] n (liter) → vademecum m inv
References in classic literature ?
With such a VADE MECUM D'Artagnan was morally and physically an exact copy of the hero of Cervantes, to whom we so happily compared him when our duty of an historian placed us under the necessity of sketching his portrait.
But when it came to assembling the parts into a coherent whole he lacked the vade mecum and/or the skill to do so.
The narrative examples offer insightful strategies for those in a range of positions, and though Suskie hopes to reach a broad audience that includes senior administrators, board members, and faculty, individuals working directly with accreditation efforts are likely to treat this work as a vade mecum.
This annual flagship research from the TechVision team is the perfect vade mecum for strategic decisions on investments, market entry and growth, notes Rajiv Kumar, Frost & Sullivan Senior Partner and Global Head of TechVision.
The information is for anyone who is interested in or involved in mediation, including people in disputes who know nothing about the law or mediation, clients who want to understand more clearly what their lawyers are telling them, lawyers who go to mediation and need a vade mecum, lawyers who avoid mediation but would like to feel comfortable when it comes up, non-lawyers who go to mediation and need a crib sheet, and students.
Adam Rubin draws the title for this vade mecum from the world of Formula 1 racing.
La palabra vademecum proviene del latin vade mecum, que significa "camina conmigo" o "ven conmigo", y hace referencia a la cartera en que los estudiantes llevan las cosas necesarias para su estudio, o a un breve libro de consulta que contiene los terminos mas basicos y necesarios para una profesion.
Vade Mecum de la Vie Consacree, Traditions Monastiques, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain 2014, 464 pp.
Disdainful of exams, Hector chooses education in its widest sense as a vade mecum to inspire his pupils and bring them into the world and all its fascinations.
If however, like me, you already have the first edition, surely a frayed dog-eared vade mecum by now, what do you do?
Lundberg goes on to highlight the presence of a vade mecum for would-be authors adapted from Tierney of Indiana University and available by clicking on http://images.
All of which is to say that Ed Folsom's Oxford Bibliographies annotated guide to a century and a half of Whitman criticism is a most welcome vade mecum for the novice and an opportunity to compare evaluations for the advanced reader.