- a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks.
- bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: a hardcover series.
- noting or pertaining to hardcover books: hardcover sales.
Origin of hardcover
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Related Wordsessay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet, text, work, manual, textbook, fiction, volume, edition, magazine, booklet, brochure, writing, copy, tome, paperback
Examples from the Web for hardcover
Knopf has sold more than 400,000 copies, and the book has never been out of print in hardcover or paperback.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece
September 16, 2014
He wrote a few more paperback originals, two of them westerns, then sold The Moonshine War to Doubleday in hardcover.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
September 13, 2014
If a myth is built around an author, her most intimate thoughts become worthy of a hardcover.Flannery O’Connor’s Desire for God
November 13, 2013
The e-book, paperback, and hardcover were merged, for young adult and middle grade.Pamela Paul Talks Future of New York Times Book Review
April 12, 2013
Didion will soon publish her book in hardcover and has already benefited from his review.The Future of the Book
September 27, 2011
This book is available in both a hardcover and paperback edition.The Loom of Youth
A list of all obtainable addresses of the publishers of hardcover books mentioned in the Checklist.Checklist
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Solo girls with hardcover sketch books and vintage clothes home-tailored to a nice fit.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town