trade book
noun Date: 1928 1. a book intended for general readership 2. trade edition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trade book — trade′ book n. pri a book of general interest available through an ordinary book dealer, as distinguished from a limited edition book or textbook • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • trade book — n. a book intended for sale to the general public, as distinguished from a textbook, subscription book, etc …   English World dictionary

  • trade book — noun a book intended for general readership • Syn: ↑trade edition • Ant: ↑text edition (for: ↑trade edition) • Hypernyms: ↑book …   Useful english dictionary

  • trade book — Synonyms and related words: back number, best seller, book, bound book, classic, collection, coloring book, copy, definitive work, edition, folio, great work, hardback, impression, issue, juvenile, juvenile book, library, library edition, limp… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trade book — noun A book that is marketed to a general audience (as opposed to books that have specialized audiences, such as academic books). Most fiction titles are trade books …   Wiktionary

  • trade book — a book designed for the general public and available through an ordinary book dealer, as distinguished from a limited edition book, textbook, mass market paperback, etc. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • trade book — noun a book published by a commercial publisher and intended for general readership …   English new terms dictionary

  • trade — n. & v. n. 1 a buying and selling. b buying and selling conducted between nations etc. c business conducted for profit (esp. as distinct from a profession) (a butcher by trade). d business of a specified nature or time (Christmas trade; tourist… …   Useful english dictionary

  • book — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. volume, tome (See book); collection; record, script, libretto. See assemblage, writing. v. t. record, enter; re serve, schedule, engage, program; charge. See list, accusation. @by the book informal …   English dictionary for students

  • trade paperback — a softbound book that is usually larger and more expensive than a mass market paperback and is sold primarily in bookstores as a trade book. Also called quality paperback. * * * trade paperback noun A trade edition (qv above) of a paperback book… …   Useful english dictionary

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