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Definition of "volume" []

  • A collection of written or printed sheets bound together; a book. (noun)
  • One of the books of a work printed and bound in more than one book. (noun)
  • A series of issues of a periodical, usually covering one calendar year. (noun)
  • A unit of written material assembled together and cataloged in a library. (noun)
  • A roll of parchment; a scroll. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "volume" in a sentence
  • "The editor acknowledges that the poem itself, from the unpruned luxuriance of the author's powers, "has remained a sealed volume" -- certainly it _ought_ to be a _sealed volume_ -- "to the fairest portion of the community.""
  • "_Each one volume, cloth decorative, 12mo, illustrated by photographs, per volume_ ..."
  • "Oh, to be a school-boy again in a long gray coat and ridiculous pink stockings -- innocent and free -- with Esmeralda for my only love, and Athos and Porthos and D'Artagnan for my bosom friends, and no worse tribulation than to be told on a Saturday afternoon that the third volume was in hand -- _volume trois en lecture_ '."