I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin volumen roll, scroll, from volvere to roll Date: 14th century 1. a. a series of printed sheets bound typically in book form ; book b. a series of issues of a periodical c. album 1c 2. scroll 1a 3. the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object as measured in cubic units (as quarts or liters) ; cubic capacity — see metric system table, weight table 4. a. (1) amount; also bulk, mass (2) a considerable quantity b. the amount of a substance occupying a particular volume c. mass or the representation of mass in art or architecture 5. the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound; also loudness Synonyms: see bulkvolumed adjective II. verb (volumed; voluming) Date: 1815 transitive verb to send or give out in volume intransitive verb to roll or rise in volume III. adjective Date: circa 1945 involving large quantities <
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