inbox

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in +‎ box

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inbox (plural inboxes)

  1. A container in which papers to be dealt with are put.
  2. (computing) An electronic folder serving the same purpose.
    • 2014, Bonnie Hillman Shay, Take Charge of Your Email Inbox[1], page 35:
      Your goal with the remaining emails is to take care of them and remove them from your inbox as soon as possible.
  3. (figurative) The aggregate of items that demand one's attention or effort.
    The kids, my ex, my parents, the job, bills — my inbox is full.

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inbox (third-person singular simple present inboxes, present participle inboxing, simple past and past participle inboxed)

  1. (transitive) To put (something) in someone's inbox.
    I just inboxed you the presentation.
  2. (transitive) To communicate with (a person) by writing to their electronic inbox.
    • 2014, JL King, Full Circle: Loving. Living. Life. After The Down Low
      And now, social media has made it worse. From Facebook to Twitter, I get all kinds of invitations. Recently a sister inboxed me on Facebook and told me that she knew for a fact that I wanted her and she wanted me.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈimboks/, [ˈĩmboks]

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inbox m (plural inbox)

  1. (computing) inbox