Meaning of VOLUME in English
vol ‧ ume S3 W2 AC /ˈvɒljuːm $ ˈvɑːljəm/ BrE AmE noun
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin volumen 'roll, scroll' , from volvere ; ⇨ ↑ voluble ]
1 . SOUND [uncountable] the amount of sound produced by a television, radio etc
turn the volume up/down
Can you turn the volume up?
In everyday English, people usually say turn something up or turn something down rather than use the noun volume :
Can you turn the TV up a bit?
She’s always yelling at us to turn our music down.
2 . AMOUNT OF SOMETHING [countable usually singular, uncountable] the total amount of something, especially when it is large or increasing
The volume of traffic on the roads has increased dramatically in recent years.
the volume of trade
3 . SPACE FILLED [countable usually singular] a measurement of the amount of space that a substance or object fills, or the amount of space in a container
an instrument for measuring the volume of a gas
The volume of the container measures 10,000 cubic metres.
4 . BOOK [countable] ( written abbreviation vol. )
a) a book that is part of a set, or one into which a very long book is divided:
The period from 1940–45 is in volume 9.
b) formal a book
a volume of Keats’s poetry
c) all the copies of a particular magazine printed in one particular year
⇨ speak volumes at ↑ speak (9)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012