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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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The gilded and leather-bound complete works of William Shakespeare and autographed, first-edition hardcovers by your favorite authors, while nice additions, are not requisites.
The two-volume hardcover also includes nearly 250 black-and-white photographs.
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The 19-book deal calls for five hardcovers in the next five years, plus strip reprints and calendars over seven years.
In 2004, the average suggested retail price for adult hardcovers released by the largest trade houses decreased 10 cents to $27.
The average list price for juvenile hardcovers increased 26 cents to $16.
According to Cherise Grant, editor for Simon and Schuster Trade Paperbacks, the promotion targets readers who are not necessarily regulars at traditional bookstores or buyers of hardcovers or higher-quality "trade" paperbacks.
Our top 50 will include all books, from hardcovers to mass-market paperbacks, so readers can see how hot newcomers compare to old favorites.
In 2003, the average suggested retail price for adult hardcovers published by the largest trade houses decreased 8 cents to $27.
5 million hardcovers sold--and counting) for over three years, this book has become one of the classic works on management.
Juvenile hardcovers, however, will not see a quick turnaround in the near future, according to the report.