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VOLUME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does volume mean? 

VOLUME (noun)
  The noun VOLUME has 6 senses:

1. the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
2. the property of something that is great in magnitude
3. physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
4. a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications
5. a relative amount
6. the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

  Familiarity information: VOLUME used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOLUME (noun)


Sense 1volume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

the gas expanded to twice its original volume

Hypernyms ("volume" is a kind of...):

amount; measure; quantity (how much there is of something that you can quantify)

Meronyms (parts of "volume"):

capacity measure; capacity unit; cubage unit; cubature unit; cubic content unit; cubic measure; displacement unit; volume unit (a unit of measurement of volume or capacity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volume"):

capacity; content (the amount that can be contained)


Sense 2volume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of something that is great in magnitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

volume; bulk; mass

Context examples:

it is cheaper to buy it in bulk / he received a mass of correspondence / the volume of exports

Hypernyms ("volume" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volume"):

dollar volume; turnover (the volume measured in dollars)


Sense 3volume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

book; volume

Context example:

he used a large book as a doorstop

Hypernyms ("volume" is a kind of...):

product; production (an artifact that has been created by someone or some process)

Meronyms (parts of "volume"):

back; binding; book binding; cover (the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book)

fore edge; foredge (the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine)

backbone; spine (the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volume"):

album (a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc)

notebook (a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda)

sketch block; sketch pad; sketchbook (a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn)

picture book (a book consisting chiefly of pictures)

paper-back book; paperback; paperback book; soft-cover; soft-cover book; softback; softback book (a book with paper covers)

order book (a book in which customers' orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order)

novel (a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction)

journal (a record book as a physical object)

hardback; hardcover (a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers)

folio (a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages)

coffee-table book (a elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table)


Sense 4volume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A publication that is one of a set of several similar publications

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

the third volume was missing / he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review

Hypernyms ("volume" is a kind of...):

publication (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)

Holonyms ("volume" is a member of...):

set (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used)


Sense 5volume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A relative amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water

Hypernyms ("volume" is a kind of...):

amount; measure; quantity (how much there is of something that you can quantify)


Sense 6volume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

loudness; intensity; volume

Context example:

the kids played their music at full volume

Hypernyms ("volume" is a kind of...):

sound property (an attribute of sound)

Attribute:

soft ((of sound) relatively low in volume)

loud (characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volume"):

forte; fortissimo ((music) with great loudness)

crescendo ((music) a gradual increase in loudness)


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