1 amount of space
ADJ. total the total volume of the containers
PREP. by ~ They sell screws and nails by volume. | in ~ 2 litres in volume
2 quantity of sth
ADJ. sheer The sheer volume of fiction produced is staggering. | considerable, enormous, great, heavy, high, huge, large, substantial, vast | small
VERB + VOLUME increase | decrease, reduce | double/grow//increase/rise in Sales have doubled in volume. | decrease/fall in
VOLUME + VERB double, increase, rise Sales volume has doubled since 1999. | decrease, fall
3 strength of sound that sth makes
ADJ. high | full, maximum | low
VERB + VOLUME increase, turn up | decrease, turn down | grow/increase/rise in | decrease/fall in
VOLUME + NOUN control the volume control on the television
PREP. at … ~ The car stereo was on at full volume.
ADJ. bound, leather-bound a library full of bound volumes | companion a companion volume to the one on African wildlife | rare Only a specialist shop would have this rare volume. | bulky, massive, substantial, thick, weighty | compact, slim | glossy a forty-page, glossy volume about the company's products | dusty | old | single | separate
VERB + VOLUME publish
PREP. in a/the ~ Her poems are now available in a single volume. | ~ of a volume of short stories | ~ on a volume on ancient history
PHRASES run to five, several, etc. volumes The encyclopedia is a huge work, running to 20 volumes.