from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hardcover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a hardcover; hardback
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as hardback; -- used of books.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fast or tight; stiff and slow in action; costive.
- Constipated: said of the bowels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a hard back or cover
The Industries Development Commission's Report no. 6: Book Production Inquiry (1978) and Oliver's study (1976) offer statistics indicating that by 1976/77 the ratio of 'hardbound' to 'softbound' books printed in New Zealand was roughly one to three, the reverse of the usual overseas situation.
Archaia should be commended for a putting together a wonderful hardbound book.
Student backpacks will lighten considerably as $100 hardbound books become as obsolete as the rotary dial phone.
Homework, text reviews for tests, and all of the teacher-assigned tasks associated with hardbound books will be formatted for small screens.
The books I keep for myself are normally favorites and I try to keep them in the same form if possible (ie a series in paperback or all hardbound) with the exception of super long series like L.K. Hamilton. lol ...
Spock sat at one of the carrels, a hardbound volume of Romulan philosophy open to a chapter on Vorkan Trov, a famed existentialist who had lived two hundred years earlier.
I started reading the posts everyday and then bought the hardbound and trade paperback collections of many different titles.
That deficiency is dealt with in high style with the unleashing last month of "The Bristol Sessions 1927-1928," a lavish, elucidating boxed set of five CDs and a hardbound book marketed globally by Germany's Bear Family Records.
What I wanted to tell you was my favorite passage in that insert you sent me from Sassy (an appallingly racy post-toddler magazine that I often did look at—and I know you did too) is the one where the foxy guy buys a “hardbound, coffee-table-size book” (and I thought Madonna's Sex was oversized) and then tells the cashier that she has “a good bod but no brain cells” because she short-changed him.
It toppled forward and a hardbound Cézanne catalogue raisonné hit the man in the head.
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