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[hahrd-kuhv-er] /ˈhɑrdˈkʌv ər/
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.
Also, hardback.
Compare paperback.
Origin of hardcover
1945-50; hard + cover
Related forms
hardcovered, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In it he envisioned a hardcover book containing several hundred blank electronic pages.
  • The cost of that hardcover for the avid reader or college graduate is becoming too much.
  • Amazon now sells more digital books than hardcover ones.
  • Mom asks, setting down her book, a hardcover for nursing school.
  • Read a current hardcover best seller that's heavier to travel with and more expensive.
  • It was also a year in which a number of books that sold modestly in hardcover became blockbusters in trade paperback.
  • Full-color, hardcover, with everything you need to play.
  • hardcover books cannot be recycled due to glue in the binding.

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