from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public container for deposit of outgoing mail. Also called postbox.
- n. A private box for incoming mail. Also called letterbox.
- n. A computer file or set of files for the collection and storage of e-mail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A box into which mail is put
- n. A folder or account for the storage of e-mail; an in-box.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public box for deposit of mail, where it is later picked up by the postal authority for delivery.
- n. A private box to recieve delivery of mail. The term is used both for boxes receiving mail delivered by the public postal authority, or by a private services, such as for mail to employees in large corporations.
- n. A location within a computer storage device where electronic mail is held until it is retrieved by the addressee. Creation and use of an electronic mailbox requires special software as well as a data storage device.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box placed in some public place, as at a street corner, for the deposit of letters to be gathered by the postman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a private box for delivery of mail
- n. public box for deposit of mail
mail + box (Wiktionary)