Dictionary.com

inbox

or in-box

[ in-boks ]
/ ˈɪnˌbɒks /
Save This Word!

noun
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 emails or text messages.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of inbox

First recorded in 1955–60; in + box1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use inbox in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inbox

inbox
/ (ˈɪnˌbɒks) /

noun
(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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK