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

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. Rick pulled the unit from his pocket and turned up the volume. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  3. Is there any comparatively new volume in the library? – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. But that- that, ' her agitation gathering volume again, 'that is not pleasure. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  9. He looked at it carefully, and then held the volume close to the light. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  10. 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
  11. The rain increased in volume as the evening wore on. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  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. You said you wanted to see Madame de Noailles' second volume. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. The hand that clasped the flower takes down a volume. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. 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
  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. It was the one volume possessed and read by the people at large. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  18. The volume pleased my friends, as " Round the World" had done. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie