View synonyms for hardcover


[ hahrd-kuhv-er ]


  1. a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material:

    Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks.


  1. bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material:

    a hardcover series.

  2. noting or pertaining to hardcover books:

    hardcover sales.

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Other Words From

  • hardcovered adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hardcover1

First recorded in 1945–50; hard + cover

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Example Sentences

Gaetz reported that his publishing contract awarded him 60 percent royalties—a share normally reserved for online distributor sales of self-published work, and more than double the typical hardcover royalty rates.

For this method, you’ll need a heavy hardcover book, such as a dictionary or coffee-table tome, a few sheets of paper or waxed paper, and a pair of scissors.

This method of binding is quite durable and is often used with hardcover notebooks.

An attractive hardcover on the outside and plenty of organizational choices on the inside will last a whole school year.

If you’re the kind of teacher who takes your planner home every night, you might want to consider a hardcover for increased durability.

Knopf has sold more than 400,000 copies, and the book has never been out of print in hardcover or paperback.

He wrote a few more paperback originals, two of them westerns, then sold The Moonshine War to Doubleday in hardcover.

If a myth is built around an author, her most intimate thoughts become worthy of a hardcover.

The e-book, paperback, and hardcover were merged, for young adult and middle grade.

Didion will soon publish her book in hardcover and has already benefited from his review.

This electronic edition is derived from a later hardcover reprint.

Solo girls with hardcover sketch books and vintage clothes home-tailored to a nice fit.

A list of all obtainable addresses of the publishers of hardcover books mentioned in the Checklist.

This book is available in both a hardcover and paperback edition.


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