- volume index,
- volume unit,
- volume velocity,
- to be very evident or significant: Her testimony spoke volumes.
- to be expressive or meaningful: Your eyes speak volumes.
Origin of volume
Examples from the Web for volume
The books in the study include a set of Shaw's plays with the first volume inscribed to Hitchcock from GBS.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tragically, Cary did not live to complete the second volume, and in 2000 I began work in earnest on this book.
Several commentators have written off the entire midterms because of the volume of attacks and deepening partisanship.What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats|Ana Marie Cox|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing had prepared the city or the department for this volume of loss.
This volume of activity, according to Dr. Nyquist, is something “we usually see [only] in the winter.”
The volume of the Rjukan fall is enormous, its height very considerable, and its roar deafening.Ticket No. "9672"|Jules Verne
Students should practise them so as to become familiar with the relations between weight and volume.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
She thrust the volume into the desk, turned the key, and burst out crying with shame and vexation.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Rebecca is as distinct a creation in the second volume as in the first.Aladdin & Co.|Herbert Quick
"Volume," except in its application to books, now carries with it an idea of magnitude.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1|Alexander Pope
Word Origin for volume
late 14c., "roll of parchment containing writing, large book," from Old French volume, from Latin volumen (genitive voluminis) "roll (as of a manuscript), coil, wreath," from volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Meaning "book forming part of a set" (1520s) is from a sense in French. Generalized sense of "bulk, mass, quantity" (1620s) developed from that of "bulk or size of a book" (1520s), again following the sense evolution in the French version of the word.
see speak volumes.