• Mr. Punch volume twenty five
    Mr. Punch volume twenty five
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n volume physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together "he used a large book as a doorstop"
    • n volume the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction) "the kids played their music at full volume"
    • n volume 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"
    • n volume 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"
    • n volume the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object "the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
    • n volume a relative amount "mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"
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the twenty fifth volume the twenty fifth volume
One hundred and forty-Sixth Volume One hundred and forty-Sixth Volume
Volume 101 Volume 101

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items
    • Volume A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients. "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 )."
    • Volume (Mus) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.
    • Volume 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."
      "Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes ."
    • Volume 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 gas.
    • Volume 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average Hostess Twinkie is 68 percent air as measured by volume according to university researchers
    • n volume A measure of the relative quantity of a substance as determined by its bulk.
    • n volume A written document (as of parchment, papyrus, or strips of bark) rolled up in a convenient form for keeping or use, such being anciently the prevailing form of the book; a roll; a scroll. The written sheets were usually wound around a stick, termed an umbilicus, the extremities of which were called the cornua, to which a label containing the name of the author was tied. The whole was placed in a wrapper, and frequently anointed with oil of cedarwood as a preservative against insects.
    • n volume Hence2. A collection of written or printed sheets bound together, whether containing a single complete work, a part of a work, or more than one separate work; a book; a tome: as, a large volume; a work in six volumes.
    • n volume Something of a roll-like, rounded, or swelling form; a rounded mass; a coil; a convolution; a wreath; a fold: as, volumes of smoke.
    • n volume An amount or measure of tridimensional space; solid contents; hence, an amount or aggregated quantity of any kind.
    • n volume In music, quantity, fullness, or roundness of tone or sound.
    • volume To swell; rise in bulk or volume.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hot water weighs less than cold water for a given volume.
    • n Volume vol′ūm a roll or scroll, which was the form of ancient books: a book, whether complete in itself or part of a work: a rounded mass, convolution: cubical content: a quantity: dimensions: fullness of voice
    • v.i Volume to swell
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  • Laurence Sterne
    “A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.”
  • Voltaire
    “Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Anybody can write a three-volume novel. It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life and literature.”
  • Martin Tupper
    Martin Tupper
    “Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?”
  • Voltaire
    “Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.”


Speak volumes - If something speaks volumes, it tells us a lot about the real nature of something or someone,even though it may only be a small detail.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. volumen, a roll of writing, a book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See Voluble


In literature:

We know definitely in what order these volumes come, for we find on the title-page of each the date when it was printed.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
His forthcoming volume was certain to share the same fate; he knew its claims would be perversely resisted and cruelly repudiated.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
It is a pleasant, instructive, and scholarly volume.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nor did the volume want a poetical dedication.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
Having dipt into some parts, he read with such delight that the palpitations of his heart compelled him to lay the volume down.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
I was aware of the existence of this volume, with which they refused to part.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
The ninth volume appeared in 1784, leaving the work still unfinished.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
To be completed in Five Volumes 8vo., price 15s.
"Notes and Queries, Number 228, March 11, 1854" by Various
I read afterwards with avidity the two later volumes in which she gives so good an account of modern art work in Europe.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
No other reaches 10,000 volumes, and in fact the above deductions leave the others with about 2,000 volumes each.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various

In poetry:

So whenever I lift the volume,
Like summer-beams that glow,
That spirit comes out from the silence
And babbles of long ago.
"He Came From A Land" by Alexander Anderson
And volumes, whose precious pages
Hold all that the wise have said,--
The latest among the living,
The greatest among the dead.
"The Postern Gate" by John Lawson Stoddard
Sad doubtings compass me about,
Yet faith itself could never doubt;
For, as the sacred volume saith,
Much doubting argues little faith.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Great God, mine eyes with pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book;
There my Redeemer's face I see,
And read his name who died for me.
"Hymn 151" by Isaac Watts
The rolling sun, the changing light,
And night and day, thy power confess;
But the blest volume thou hast writ
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
"Psalm XIX: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord" by Isaac Watts
The moon is rising beyond the creek,
The shining stars look down
On a little dreamer, whose pillowed cheek
Rest, in sleep on a volume worn,
Whose green-glad cover, dusty and town,
Bears a ‘harp without a crown.’
"The Young Rebel" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

The Lancet, Volume 354, Issue 9191, Pages 1687 - 1690, 13 November 1999.
The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9811, Page 110, 14 January 2012.
The Lancet, Volume 364, Issue 9431, Pages 347 - 354, 24 July 2004.
The Lancet, Volume 355, Issue 9219, Pages 1949 - 1954, 3 June 2000.
These stocks are up on high volume today.
The Lancet, Volume 372, Issue 9656, Pages 2094 - 2095, 20 December 2008.
The Lancet, Volume 371, Issue 9611, Pages 492 - 499, 9 February 2008.
The Lancet, Volume 365, Issue 9474, Pages 1856 - 1862, 28 May 2005.
The Lancet, Volume 366, Issue 9485, Pages 563 - 571, 13 August 2005.
The Lancet, Volume 365, Issue 9458, Pages 475 - 481, 5 February 2005.
The Lancet, Volume 359, Issue 9300, Pages 14 - 22, 5 January 2002.
The Lancet, Volume 380, Issue 9852, Pages 1467 - 1468, 27 October 2012.
The Lancet, Volume 380, Issue 9852, Page 1468, 27 October 2012.
The Lancet, Volume 380, Issue 9852, Page 1467, 27 October 2012.
Volume 83, Number 44 p 36.

In science:

We assume a fiducial volume for supernova neutrinos of 890 kton, which is consistent with the fiducial volume to total volume ratio expected for the proposed UNO detector .
Inverting a Supernova: Neutrino Mixing, Temperatures and Binding Energy
Q volume elements with zero photons, and α1 is the set of N volume elements with one photon.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Since the total volume of our box is 1, the probability that two arbitrarily chosen vertices are connected is equal to the volume of a sphere with radius R = 2r .
Random Geometric Graphs
In other words, given the coordinates of vertex i the probability that there is an edge between i and j is equal to the fraction of the excluded volume of vertex i that lies inside the excluded volume of k .
Random Geometric Graphs
Only in the GGLP model it is a more complicated operation. d3p may denote the infinitesimal volume in momentum space, or the covariant infinitesimal volume i.e. the volume in momentum space divided by the corresponding energy E (p).
Inferences from Bose-Einstein correlations in multiple particle production processes