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Having a rigid binding, as of cardboard covered with cloth or with leather. Used of books.
A hardcover book.


another name for hardback


(ˈhɑrdˈkʌv ər)

1. a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material.
2. bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material.
3. noting or pertaining to such books: hardcover sales.
Compare paperback. Also, hardback.
hard′cov′ered, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardcover - a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covershardcover - a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
Adj.1.hardcover - having a hard back or cover; "hardback books"
backed - having a back or backing, usually of a specified type


[ˈhɑːrdkʌvər] (US) n (= book) → livre m reliéhard currency ndevise f fortehard disk n (COMPUTING)disque m durhard-drinking [ˌhɑːrdˈdrɪŋkɪŋ] adjqui boit beaucouphard drug ndrogue f durehard-earned [ˌhɑːrdˈɜːrnd] adjdurement gagné(e)
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Hardcover Club Edition: Same as the Fan edition except in a hardcover.
They've published in hardcover, paperback, and e-books; in large print editions and books-on-tape; in novels, graphic novels, comics, cartoons, photographs, and verse; in calendars, parenting guides, quizzes and coloring books, box kits, trading cards, handbooks, guidebooks, readers and lists, both alphabetic and ordered by rank.
This is a large hardcover children's book that offers a rather eclectic collection of reproduced pictures.
We adopted [the Questia] program two years ago and it has proved much more economically efficient than buying a hardcover book for each student," he says, "and the system also extends library services to all our students.
I do agree with an earlier reviewer of the hardcover volume that the work would benefit from more detailed maps and genealogical charts, given the dynastic concerns of the period and the profitability and likely use of this text by nonspecialists as well as undergraduate students new to the field.