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inbox Syllabification: inbox
Pronunciation: /ˈinbäks/

Definition of inbox in English:


1An electronic folder in which emails received by an individual are held.
Example sentences
  • The unified messaging server gives the user a single in-box for e-mail, voice mail and fax transmissions.
  • Anti-spam filtering outfit Brightmail has released a list of the ten most common spam messages assaulting users' in-boxes this year.
  • I have just checked the email in-box into which my messages from the various education forums arrive. I used to be able to keep up with them.
1.1North American A box or tray on a person’s desk for letters and documents that have to be dealt with.
Example sentences
  • Since I was buried under a mound of paperwork that looked more like a ‘Jinga’ game then an in-box one of my soldiers, SPC Rivers, went along with the convoy.
  • One of the local pharmacists had a Yorkie named Ursa who slept in the in-box on his desk.
  • Otherwise, your in-box will become a catch-all tray where things go when you want to postpone making a decision.


[with object] informal Back to top  
Send a private message or an email to (someone, typically another member of a social networking website or Internet message board): I’ll inbox you on Facebook when I get home [with two objs]: could everyone please inbox me their numbers?
More example sentences
  • I inboxed him on FB and I told him how I felt.
  • Inbox me if you would like more info.
  • Feel free to inbox me if you wish to connect via Facebook or Twitter.

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