Volume Definition

vŏlyo͝om, -yəm
vol., volumes
noun
volumes
A collection of written, typewritten, or printed sheets bound together; book.
Webster's New World
Any of the separate books making up a matched set or a complete work.
Webster's New World
A roll of parchment, a scroll, etc.
Webster's New World
A set of the issues of a periodical over a fixed period of time, usually a year.
Webster's New World
A unit of written material assembled together and cataloged in a library.
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idiom
speak volumes
  • to be very expressive or meaningful
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Other Word Forms of Volume

Noun

Singular:
volume
Plural:
volumes

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Origin of Volume

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin volūmen roll of writing from volvere to roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French volume, from Latin volÅ«men (“book, roll"), from volvō (“roll, turn about").

    From Wiktionary

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