a book or edition with covers of cloth, cardboard, or leather Compare paperback
Also casebound (ˈkeɪsˌbaʊnd), hardbound (ˈhɑːdˌbaʊnd), hardcover (ˈhɑːdˌkʌvə). of or denoting a hardback or the publication of hardbacks
“type of book bound in stiff boards,” 1954, from hard + back (n.).
- Hard at it
adjective phrase Doing the sex act; screwing: Was you and she not hard at it before I came into the room? (1749+)
noun 1. a contact lens of rigid plastic or silicon, exerting light pressure on the cornea of the eye, used for correcting various vision problems including astigmatism. noun 1. a rigid plastic lens which floats on the layer of tears in front of the cornea, worn to correct defects of vision Compare gas-permeable lens, soft […]
noun, Cinematography. 1. directed light, especially light whose beams are relatively parallel, producing distinct shadows and a harsher modeling effect on the subject.
[hahrd-lahyn] /ˈhɑrdˌlaɪn/ adjective 1. adhering rigidly to a dogma, theory, or plan; uncompromising or unyielding: hard-line union demands. adj. 1958, originally in reference to Soviet communist policies, from hard + line (n.) in the political sense. Related: Hard-liner (1963).