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Magnum vs. Opus

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Magnumnoun

(wine) A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.

Opusnoun

(music) 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.’;

Magnumnoun

A powerful firearm cartridge, often derived from a shorter, less powerful cartridge calibre that uses the same bullet.

Opusnoun

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.’;

Magnumnoun

A handgun that fires a cartridge of this calibre; chiefly a revolver, but rarely an autoloader firing an unusually powerful calibre.

Opusnoun

A work;

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Magnumnoun

A large wine bottle.

‘They passed the magnum to one another freely.’;

Opusnoun

a musical work that has been created;

‘the composition is written in four movements’;

Magnumnoun

A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.

Opusnoun

a separate composition or set of compositions.

Magnumnoun

A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum.

Opusnoun

an artistic work, especially one on a large scale

‘he was writing an opus on Mexico’;

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Magnumadjective

Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; - of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge.

Magnumadjective

Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; - of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol.

Magnumnoun

a large wine bottle for liquor or wine

Magnumnoun

a wine bottle of twice the standard size, normally 11/2 litres

‘a magnum of champagne’;

Magnumnoun

a gun designed to fire cartridges that are more powerful than its calibre would suggest

‘that magnum has a kick like a field gun’; ‘a magnum bullet’;

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