noun vol·ume \ˈväl-yəm, -(ˌ)yüm\

: the amount of sound that is produced by a television, radio, stereo, etc.

: a knob, lever, etc., that controls the amount of sound something makes

: an amount of something

Full Definition of VOLUME

a :  a series of printed sheets bound typically in book form :  book
b :  a series of issues of a periodical
c :  album 1c
:  scroll 1a
:  the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object as measured in cubic units (as quarts or liters) :  cubic capacity — see metric system table, weight table
a (1) :  amount; also :  bulk, mass (2) :  a considerable quantity
b :  the amount of a substance occupying a particular volume
c :  mass or the representation of mass in art or architecture
:  the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound; also :  loudness
volume table

Examples of VOLUME

  1. The volume is too loud.
  2. Can you turn the volume up?
  3. playing music at full volume
  4. She fiddled with the volume on the stereo.
  5. a high volume of sales
  6. Huge volumes of park visitors come through every weekend.
  7. an increase in traffic volume
  8. The box has a volume of three cubic meters.
  9. We measure the items by weight, not by volume.

Origin of VOLUME

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin volumen roll, scroll, from volvere to roll
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to VOLUME

abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, lot, wad, wealth, yard
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace
See Synonym Discussion at bulk

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow



Definition of VOLUME

transitive verb
:  to send or give out in volume
intransitive verb
:  to roll or rise in volume

First Known Use of VOLUME




Definition of VOLUME

:  involving large quantities <volume sales>

First Known Use of VOLUME

circa 1945


noun vol·ume \ˈväl-yəm, -(ˌ)yüm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VOLUME

:  the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional figure as measured in cubic units (as inches, quarts, or centimeters) :  cubic capacity
:  the amount of a substance occupying a particular volume


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