Definitions of volume

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. the amount of 3- dimensional space occupied by an object; " the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
  4. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients.
  5. 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.
  6. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil.
  7. 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.
  8. Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.
  9. 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.
  10. A book: space occupied: dimensions: fullness of voice.
  11. A book; dimensions; bulk.
  12. A book; anciently, a written roll.
  13. 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.
  14. A single fold or turn; a single book; space occupied; bulk or size; compass of voice; power of voice or sound.