[syn: volume, loudness, intensity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Volume \Vol"ume\, n. [F., from L. volumen a roll of writing, a
book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See Voluble.]
1. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping
or for use, after the manner of the ancients. [Obs.]
The papyrus, and afterward the parchment, was joined
together [by the ancients] to form one sheet, and
then rolled upon a staff into a volume (volumen).
2. Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together,
whether containing a single work, or a part of a work, or
more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part
of an extended work which is bound up together in one
cover; as, a work in four volumes.
An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value
of its proportion to the set. --Franklin.
4. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll;
a turn; a convolution; a coil.
So glides some trodden serpent on the grass,
And long behind wounded volume trails. --Dryden.
Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes.
4. Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic
units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards, etc.; mass;
bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of
5. (Mus.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or
Atomic volume, Molecular volume (Chem.), the ratio of the
atomic and molecular weights divided respectively by the
specific gravity of the substance in question.
Specific volume (Physics & Chem.), the quotient obtained by
dividing unity by the specific gravity; the reciprocal of
the specific gravity. It is equal (when the specific
gravity is referred to water at 4[deg] C. as a standard)
to the number of cubic centimeters occupied by one gram of
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object;
"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
2: the property of something that is great in magnitude; "it is
cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of
correspondence"; "the volume of exports" [syn: bulk,
3: physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound
together; "he used a large book as a doorstop" [syn: book,
4: a publication that is one of a set of several similar
publications; "the third volume was missing"; "he asked for
the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"
5: a relative amount; "mix one volume of the solution with ten
volumes of water"
6: the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction);
"the kids played their music at full volume" [syn: volume,
loudness, intensity] [ant: softness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
186 Moby Thesaurus words for "volume":
abundance, accommodation, acreage, acres, aggregate, amount,
amplitude, area, armful, article, back number, bagful, bags,
barrelful, barrels, basketful, best seller, bigness, binful, body,
book, bottleful, bound book, bowlful, breadth, bulk, burden,
bushel, caliber, capacity, capful, caseful, chapter, classic,
clause, collection, coloring book, column, content, continuum,
copiousness, copy, cordage, countlessness, coverage, crescendo,
definitive work, depth, diameter, dimension, dimensions, edition,
emptiness, empty space, expanse, expansion, extension, extent,
fascicle, field, flood, folio, fullness, galactic space, gauge,
girth, great work, greatness, handful, hardback, height,
impression, infinite space, installment, intensity,
interstellar space, issue, juvenile, juvenile book, kettleful,
lapful, largeness, length, library, library edition, limit,
limp-cover book, livraison, load, loudishness, loudness, magnitude,
magnum opus, mass, measure, measurement, mountain, mouthful, much,
multitude, nonbook, notebook, nothingness, novel, number,
numerousness, object, ocean, oceans, opus, opuscule, opusculum,
outer space, paperback, paragraph, part, passage, peck, phrase,
picture book, playbook, plenitude, plenty, pocket book, poundage,
prayer book, printing, production, profusion, proportion,
proportions, psalmbook, psalter, publication, quantities, quantity,
radius, range, reach, room, scale, school edition, scope, sea,
section, serial, series, set, size, sketchbook, soft-cover,
songbook, sonority, sonorousness, space, spate, spatial extension,
sphere, spread, standard work, storybook, stowage, sum total,
superabundance, superficial extension, superfluity, supply,
surface, surge, surge of sound, swell, swelling, title, tome,
tonnage, tons, tract, trade book, trade edition, verse, void,
width, work, world, worlds, writing