noun the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
- the gas expanded to twice its original volume
noun the property of something that is great in magnitude
- it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
- he received a mass of correspondence
- the volume of exports
noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
- he used a large book as a doorstop
noun a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications
- the third volume was missing
- he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review
noun a relative amount
- mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water
noun the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
- the kids played their music at full volume
F., from L. volumen
a roll of writing, a book, volume, from volvere
, to roll. See Voluble
- A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients. Obs.
The papyrus, and afterward the parchment, was joined together [by the ancients] to form one sheet, and then rolled upon a staff into a volume (volumen).
- Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together, whether containing a single work, or a part of a work, or more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part of an extended work which is bound up together in one cover; as, a work in four volumes.
An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value of its proportion to the set.
- Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil.
So glides some trodden serpent on the grass,
And long behind wounded volume trails.
Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes.
- Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards, etc.; mass; bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of gas.
- (Mus.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.
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