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Definitions of volume

  1. physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; " he used a large book as a doorstop"
  2. 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"
  3. the magnitude of sound ( usually in a specified direction); " the kids played their music at full volume"
  4. a relative amount; " mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"
  5. 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"
  6. the amount of 3- dimensional space occupied by an object; " the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
  7. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients.
  8. 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.
  9. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil.
  10. 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.
  11. Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.
  12. Number of printed sheets bound together; a book; one of several parts of a large work, each of which is bound separately; amount of space filled; as, measure the volume of water in this vessel; fulness of voice or tone; as volume of sound.
  13. A book: space occupied: dimensions: fullness of voice.
  14. A book; dimensions; bulk.
  15. A book; anciently, a written roll.
  16. Bulk; quantity; fulness of sound or tone.
  17. Primarily, a roll, as of parchment, written on and rolled up; a roll or turn; as much as is included in a roll or coil; dimensions; compass; space occupied; a swelling or spherical body; a wreath; a book; a covered or bound collection of sheets of printed or written paper; compass, tone or power of voice.
  18. A single fold or turn; a single book; space occupied; bulk or size; compass of voice; power of voice or sound.
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Quotes of volume

  1. The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way. – Gil Amelio
  2. I've completed the first part of my preparations without injury problems. My speed is good and I'm doing lots of volume for strength. – Jonathan Brown
  3. One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography. – William Ellery Channing
  4. After all, an overvalued dollar gives us the ability to buy foreign goods at lower prices. And the existing volume of exports brings more yen and euros than they would if the dollar were more competitive. – Martin Feldstein
  5. Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. – James A. Garfield
  6. Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves. – Jesse James Garrett
  7. A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. – Ray Stannard Baker
  8. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased. – Alexander Hamilton
  9. From a consideration of the immense volume of newly discovered facts in the field of physics, especially atomic physics, in recent years it might well appear to the layman that the main problems were already solved and that only more detailed work was necessary. – Victor Francis Hess
  10. And in singing, what my voice lacked in quality it made up for in volume – Hedda Hopper
  11. When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal. If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual, or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual, I stood to arms. – Frank James
  12. Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country a steady increase in the consumption of spirits, wine and beer. It is estimated that in dollar volume the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war. – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  13. The chip comes from silicon foundries who have been running their plants for the past fifty years, understand mass manufacture, and are the area that is most likely to understand the volume increase problem. – Mike Marsh
  14. To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it. – Herman Melville
  15. I'm in this band to give volume to various struggles throughout the world. To me, the tension in this band is a minimal sacrifice. – Zack de la Rocha

Usage examples for volume

  1. Discovery is not too strong a word for the feeling of the reader when he lights upon such a world- opening volume – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  2. Generally the volume of sound is the same as when speaking aloud, for the tone is merely lowered and the same amount of breath is used. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  3. But that- that, ' her agitation gathering volume again, 'that is not pleasure. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  4. Six years later the poem was printed with others in a volume quickly followed by a second, Vane's Story, etc. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  5. The rain increased in volume as the evening wore on. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  6. In all this, my real interest is with the travel volume which ought to be of a really extraordinary interest. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  7. The volume pleased my friends, as " Round the World" had done. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  8. All that I can say of it, now that I have read it, is that it is a thin volume published in Brussels, by Lacomblez. – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  9. The hand that clasped the flower takes down a volume – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. He looked at it carefully, and then held the volume close to the light. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  11. Rick pulled the unit from his pocket and turned up the volume – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  12. But I bought the volume out of curiosity, wondering the while whether he could have written it. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. The whole should have been issued in one volume of the same size in smaller type, and would then have been as delightful in form as it is in substance. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  14. It was evidently with a great groan of relief that the Church of England shook herself free from the whole host of service- books, and established her one only volume – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  15. It was the one volume possessed and read by the people at large. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  16. She had opened at one of the tables, unperceivingly, a big volume of which she turned the leaves. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  17. You said you wanted to see Madame de Noailles' second volume – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. They're in a bound volume in the next room. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  19. Is there any comparatively new volume in the library? – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  20. Of the circumstances in which the several poems were written, an account is given in the Notes in this volume – Minor Poems by Milton by John Milton