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[in-boks] /ˈɪnˌbɒks/
a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work.
Computers. a folder for receiving and storing incoming e-mails or text messages.
Also, inbox. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for inbox
  • He is too many e-mails in your inbox, a kind of cosmic spam.
  • Rather than let this thirteenth comment molder in my inbox, let me share it with you.
  • Blog posts are much easier to ignore than an overflowing inbox.
  • Sign up to get the latest jobs e-mailed directly to your inbox.
  • One area where it's fairly easy to gather data is your e-mail inbox.
  • As discussions about the future of for-profit colleges intensify, my email inbox has begun to fill with inquiries.
  • Signing up for a discipline-specific job listserv is another good way to ensure that notification makes it to your inbox.
  • If your brain is an email account, sleep-and more specifically, naps-is how you clear out your inbox.
  • Sign up for our daily email newsletter and get top stories and breaking news delivered to your inbox.
  • It might be time to write a script to keep track of my inbox count.
British Dictionary definitions for inbox


(on a computer) a folder in a mailbox in which incoming messages are stored and displayed
a US and Canadian name for in-tray
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inbox

by 1984 in electronic mail sense, from in + mailbox (n.). Cf. in-basket, in reference to office mail systems, by 1940.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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