volume noun

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.

4 book

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

QUANT. series

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.

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