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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Hardcover.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A book with a solid binding.
  • adj. Having a solid binding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having rigid front and back covers, usually boards covered with paper, cloth, or leather; -- of books. Contrasted with softcover and paperback.
  • n. A book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers; a hardcover book. Compare paperback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any fish of the genus Callichthys; any catfish of the family Loricariidæ, found in the fresh waters of South America.
  • n. In the British West Indies and British Guiana, any large beetle, especially one of the larger Scarabæidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
  • adj. having a hard back or cover

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