What does OPUS mean?

Definitions for OPUSˈoʊ pəs; ˈoʊ pər ə, ˈɒp ər ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music(noun)

    a musical work that has been created

    "the composition is written in four movements"


  1. opus(Noun)

    A work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.

    Beethoven's opus eighteen quartets are considered by many to be the beginning of the Romantic era.

  2. opus(Noun)

    A work, especially of art.

    The painter's last opus was a dedication to all things living, in a surprising contrast to all of his prior work.

  3. Origin: Borrowed from opus.


  1. Opus

    Opus is a pop-rock group from Graz, Austria. Formed in 1973, the group remains active today. The band is especially well known for its 1985 single release, "Live Is Life."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opus

    ō′pus, n. work, a work.—Opus magnum, the great work of one's life; Opus operantis (theol.), the effect of a sacrament ascribed chiefly, if not exclusively, to the spiritual disposition of the recipient, the grace flowing ex opere operantis—the Protestant view; Opus operatum, the due celebration of a sacrament necessarily involving the grace of the sacrament, which flows ex opere operato from the sacramental act performed independent of the merit of him who administers it—the R.C. view.

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  2. OPUS

    What does OPUS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the OPUS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OPUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OPUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Theodore Hesburgh:

    I go back to an old Latin motto, opus justitiae pax: Peace is the work of justice, we've known 20 percent of the people in the world have 80 percent of the goodies, which means the other 80 percent have to scrape by on 20 percent.

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