Meaning of VOLUME in English


I. ˈväl-yəm, -(ˌ)yüm noun

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

Date: 14th century


a. : a series of printed sheets bound typically in book form : book

b. : a series of issues of a periodical

c. : album 1c

2. : scroll 1a

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



(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 -yəmd, -(ˌ)yümd adjective

II. verb

( vol·umed ; vol·um·ing )

Date: 1815

transitive verb

: to send or give out in volume

intransitive verb

: to roll or rise in volume

III. adjective

Date: circa 1945

: involving large quantities

offered volume discounts

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.