mailbox
noun Date: 1868 1. a box at or near a dwelling for the occupant's mail 2. a public box for deposit of outgoing mail 3. a computer file in which e-mail is collected

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  • Mailbox — Mailbox …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • mailbox — mail‧box [ˈmeɪlbɒks ǁ bɑːks] noun [countable] 1. a box, usually outside a house, where someone s mail is delivered or collected 2. a container where you put letters that you want to send; = Postbox Bre 3. COMPUTING the part of a computer s memory …   Financial and business terms

  • mailbox — mail box n. 1. A public box for deposit of mail, where it is later picked up by the postal authority for delivery. Syn: postbox, letter box. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A private box to recieve delivery of mail. The term is used both for boxes receiving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mailbox — may refer to: Letter box, copper box, or other sturdy material compartment, or slot for incoming postal deliveries. Post box, a physical box for outgoing postal deliveries. Pillar box, post box in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Commonwealth of… …   Wikipedia

  • mailbox — (n.) also mail box, 1797, box for mailbags on a coach, from MAIL (Cf. mail) (n.1) + BOX (Cf. box) (n.1). Meaning letterbox is from 1853, American English …   Etymology dictionary

  • mailbox — /meilˈbɔks, ingl. ˈmeɪlbHks/ [vc. ingl. propr. «casella (box) postale (mail)»] s. f. inv. (elab.) casella di posta elettronica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • mailbox — (izg. méjlboks) m DEFINICIJA int. poštanski sandučić za e mail poruke ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • mailbox — Any private receptacle or container used by customers to receive mail either at their residence or at the curbside …   Glossary of postal terms

  • mailbox — [māl′bäks΄] n. ☆ 1. a box or compartment into which mail is put when delivered, as at one s home ☆ 2. a box, as on a street corner, into which mail is put for collection 3. Comput. the part of an electronic mail system that stores incoming… …   English World dictionary

  • Mailbox — Postfach; Sortierfach * * * Mail|box 〈[ mɛıl ] f.; , es; [ bɔksız]; EDV〉 Speicher, in dem sich die Benutzer eines Datennetzes gegenseitig Informationen in der Form von „elektronischen Briefen“ hinterlegen können [engl., „Briefkasten“] * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mailbox — Das Wort Mailbox (vom Englischen für „Briefkasten“) steht für: Mailbox (Computer), ein Rechnersystem zur Kommunikation per DFÜ Mail Postfach zu einem Benutzerkonto ein digitalen Briefkasten oder ein digitales Postfach, siehe E Mail Voice Mailbox …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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