1. noun
A book with a rigid binding, often of cardboard or leather.
Having a rigid binding.

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  • hardcover — ☆ hardcover [härd′kuv΄ər ] adj. designating any book bound in a relatively stiff cover, as of cloth covered cardboard n. a hardcover book: distinguished from PAPERBACK …   English World dictionary

  • hardcover — hard cov*er n. & a. Same as {hardback} n. and a. Syn: hardback. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hardcover — An example of the modern hardcover book with dust jacket: The first edition of William Faulkner s 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury A hardcover, hardback or hardbound is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered… …   Wikipedia

  • hardcover — adjective Date: 1949 1. having rigid boards on the sides covered in cloth or paper < hardcover books > 2. of or relating to hardcover books < hardcover sales > • hardcover noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hardcover — hardcovered, adj. /hahrd kuv euhr/, n. 1. a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks. adj. 2. bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: a hardcover series. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Hardcover — Bücher mit Festeinband Hardcover (englisch) bezeichnet ein Buch mit Festeinband. In der Buchbindung wird oftmals der Begriff Deckenband verwendet, da der Buchblock in eine aus Pappen gefertigte Buchdecke eingehängt wird. Manche Deckenbände,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hardcover — UK [ˈhɑː(r)dˌkʌvə(r)] / US [ˈhɑrdˌkʌvər] noun [countable] Word forms hardcover : singular hardcover plural hardcovers a hardback …   English dictionary

  • hardcover — hardback hard back , hardbacked hard backed , hardcover hard cov*er hard bound hard bound adj. Having rigid front and back covers, usually boards covered with paper, cloth, or leather; of books. Contrasted with {softcover} and {paperback}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hardcover — Buch mit festem Einband; gebundene Ausgabe * * * Hard|co|ver 〈[ha:dkʌvə(r)] n. 13〉 Buch mit einem festen Einband [engl., „harter Deckel od. Einband“] * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hardcover — noun Hardcover is used before these nouns: ↑book, ↑edition, ↑novel …   Collocations dictionary

  • hardcover — hard|cov|er [ˈha:dkʌvə US ˈha:rdkʌvər] n also hardback a book that has a strong stiff cover >hardcover adj →↑paperback …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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