Meaning of VOLUME in English


/vol"yoohm, -yeuhm/ , n.

1. a collection of written or printed sheets bound together and constituting a book.

2. one book of a related set or series.

3. a set of issues of a periodical, often covering one year.

4. Hist. a roll of papyrus, parchment, or the like, or of manuscript.

5. the amount of space, measured in cubic units, that an object or substance occupies.

6. a mass or quantity, esp. a large quantity, of something: a volume of mail.

7. amount; total: the volume of sales.

8. the degree of sound intensity or audibility; loudness: to turn up the volume on a radio.

9. fullness or quantity of tone.

10. speak volumes ,

a. to be very evident or significant: Her testimony spoke volumes.

b. to be expressive or meaningful: Your eyes speak volumes.

[ 1350-1400; ME volum ( e ) volumen roll (of sheets), equiv. to volu-, base of volvere to roll + -men n. suffix ]

Syn. 5. See size 1 .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .