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
Kitten still has a smile of wonder on her face when they get what she calls their "mailbox money," those big old checks for which they don't have to do a darn thing.
The incorrect mailbox is shattered by this explosion.
Rather than advertise your home address on your business cards and website, you may want to rent a mailbox from a private mailbox provider (such as "The UPS Store").
My physical mailbox is clogged daily with postcards advertising events, releases, openings, etc and all I can think of is ‘what a waste of paper.’
I have no doubt whatsoever that the long-haired lady whose mailbox is a pun and the brusque mother of three girls and the other next-door neighbors who like us better now and and the fella who clears every last inch of his driveway with even margins every snowfall unless he's sick would do it, too.
You can be asked for your ID while getting your mail in your robe if your mailbox is facing a public sidewalk!!
That mailbox is exactly like a post office box that you rent from the USPS (except the third party may not be the government).
Some think the mailbox is linked to nearby Area 51, a military installation and purported hotbed of extraterrestrial activity.
So, while my mailbox is regularly flooded with communications from the state Democratic party, I got nary a word about HRC's New Jersey appearances.
Secondly, if your mailbox is full of credit card offers, you need to go to optoutprescreen. com and with a few keystrokes you can be unsubscribed from probably about 98% of the lists of companies sending you offers.