Associations to the word «Opus»

Wiktionary

OPUS, noun. A work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.
OPUS, noun. A work, especially of art.
OPUS DEI, proper noun. Short for The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, a Roman Catholic organization composed of a prelate, secular clergy and lay people whose mission is to spread the Catholic teaching that everyone is called to become a saint; its lay members, men and women, engage in the affairs of the world and seek to direct them "according to God's will".
OPUS INCERTUM, noun. (architecture) (historical) An Ancient Roman construction technique, using irregular-shaped and randomly placed uncut stones or fist-sized tuff blocks inserted in a core of opus caementicium (Roman concrete).
OPUS OPERATUM, noun. Literally "the work wrought," a Latin phrase used to denote the spiritual effect in the performance of a religious rite which accrues from the virtue inherent in it, or by grace imparted to it, irrespectively of the administrator.
OPUS SPICATUM, noun. Herringbone masonry.

Dictionary definition

OPUS, noun. A musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats