American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bound in cloth, cardboard, or leather rather than paper. Used of books.
- n. A hardcover book.
- n. A book with a rigid binding, often of cardboard or leather.
- adj. of a book Having a rigid binding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Same as hardback n. and a.
- n. a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
- adj. having a hard back or cover
“I think his last book on the Monster case sold 80,000 copies in hardcover, which is a stunning amount for a book in Italy.”
“Hey no worries, I really like Pyr books, the first one I purchased was Moorcock and Constantine's Silverheart in hardcover, the latest was Abercrombie's Before They are Hanged.”
“My review of Neil Gaiman's Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? deluxe edition hardcover is up at Tor. com.”
“I bought Hush when it came out in hardcover initially, but got distracted and only finished it now, some seven years or so later.”
“On March 16, 2010, Twilight, the Graphic Novel Volume 1 will be released in hardcover by Yen Press.”
“It will also be available in hardcover with pre-orders currently available on Amazon.”
“There is only one author whose books I consistantly purchase in hardcover, and frankly, their run might be at an end because I was fairly disappointed in the last two outings.”
“The lettered hardcover is signed by Brian, myself, and artist Jill Bauman (who also did the cover to Kill Whitey).”
“Haikasoru is looking forward to bringing over some of the more “literary” SF — the sort of thing that appears in hardcover original in Japan — as well in 2010.”
“Do have the entire White Wolf Eternal Champion books in hardcover (including the Jerry Cornelius one only released in the UK), and their Lankhmar quartet.”
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