hardback
hardback hard"back`, hardbacked hard"backed`, hardcover hard"cov*er hard-bound hard"-bound`adj. Having rigid front and back covers, usually boards covered with paper, cloth, or leather; -- of books. Contrasted with {softcover} and {paperback}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hardback — hard back n. A book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers; a hardcover book. Compare {paperback}. Syn: hardcover. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardback — HÁRD BEC/ s. n. ediţie simplă, cartonată, a unei cărţi. (< engl. hard back) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • hardback — (n.) type of book bound in stiff boards, 1954, from HARD (Cf. hard) + BACK (Cf. back) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hardback — ► NOUN ▪ a book bound in stiff covers …   English terms dictionary

  • hardback — [härd′bak΄] n. a hardcover book …   English World dictionary

  • hardback — (also hardcover esp. in AmE) noun VERB + HARDBACK/HARDCOVER ▪ publish ▪ come out in ▪ His second book came out in hardback last month. HARDBACK/HARDCOVER + NOUN ▪ book …   Collocations dictionary

  • hardback — hard|back [ˈha:dbæk US ˈha:rd ] n also hardcover a book that has a strong stiff cover in hardback ▪ His first novel sold over 40,000 copies in hardback. >hardback adj ▪ a hardback edition of The Joy of Cooking →↑paperback …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hardback — noun (C) a book that has a strong stiff cover: a hardback edition | in hardback: The book sold more than a million copies in hardback. compare paperback …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hardback — UK [ˈhɑː(r)dˌbæk] / US [ˈhɑrdˌbæk] noun [countable] Word forms hardback : singular hardback plural hardbacks a book that has a hard cover Her first novel sold over 40,000 copies in hardback. • See: paperback, softback …   English dictionary

  • hardback — hard|back [ hard,bæk ] noun count a book that has a hard cover: a hardback copy of his book Her first novel sold over 40,000 copies in hardback. ─ compare PAPERBACK, SOFTBACK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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