Definition of outbox in English:


Syllabification: out·box
Pronunciation: /ˈoutbäks


North American
1A box or tray on a person’s desk for outgoing letters and documents that have been dealt with.
1.1A folder in which e-mails written by an individual are held before being sent.
More example sentences
  • I could probably be fired for some of the things that have emanated from my outbox.
  • Try as she might, her MS Word Document fax won't send out of the outbox.
  • Along with weather information and a listing of recent articles about Linux, Evolution shows how many messages are in your inbox and outbox.


Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈbäks
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Boxing Defeat (an opponent) by superior boxing ability.
More example sentences
  • As one boxing historian stated, ‘If he could not outbox an opponent, he could certainly outlast the best of them.’
  • A successful businessman, he wasn't short of money but enjoyed the challenge of outboxing an opponent.
  • The unanimous decision that brought the end to his reign was due, in no small part, to the champion's decision to try and outbox his more skilled opponent, confining the use of his power advantage until the later rounds.

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