or in·box



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.

Nearby words

  1. in-and-outer,
  2. in-basket,
  3. in-between,
  4. in-betweener,
  5. in-bond shop,
  6. in-built,
  7. in-car,
  8. in-crowd,
  9. in-depth,
  10. in-fighting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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
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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.

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