Meaning of VOLUME in English



Pronunciation: ' väl-y ə m, -( ˌ )yüm

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin volumen roll, scroll, from volvere to roll

Date: 14th century

1 a : a series of printed sheets bound typically in book form : BOOK b : a series of issues of a periodical c : ALBUM 1C


3 : 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

4 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

5 : the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound also : LOUDNESS

synonyms see BULK

– vol · umed \ -y ə md, -( ˌ )yümd \ adjective

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Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.