|1.||V the magnitude of the three-dimensional space enclosed within or occupied by an object, geometric solid, etc|
|2.||a large mass or quantity: the volume of protest|
|3.||an amount or total: the volume of exports|
|4.||fullness or intensity of tone or sound|
|5.||the control on a radio, etc, for adjusting the intensity of sound|
|6.||a bound collection of printed or written pages; book|
|7.||any of several books either bound in an identical format or part of a series|
|8.||the complete set of issues of a periodical over a specified period, esp one year|
|9.||history a roll or scroll of parchment, papyrus, etc|
|10.||speak volumes to convey much significant information|
|[C14: from Old French volum, from Latin volūmen a roll, book, from volvere to roll up]|
volume vol·ume (vŏl'yōōm, -yəm)
The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units.
The capacity of such a region or of a specified container, expressed in cubic units.
Be significant, indicate a great deal, as in That house of theirs speaks volumes about their income. This idiom uses volumes in the sense of "the information contained in volumes of books." [c. 1800]