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mail·box

 (māl′bŏks′)
n.
1. A public container for deposit of outgoing mail. Also called postbox.
2. A private box for incoming mail. Also called letterbox.
3. A computer file or set of files for the collection and storage of email.

mailbox

(ˈmeɪlˌbɒks)
n
1. chiefly
a. a slot, usually covered with a hinged flap, through which letters, etc are delivered to a building
b. a private box into which letters, etc, are delivered. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): letter box
2. chiefly US and Canadian a public box into which letters, etc, are put for collection and delivery. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): postbox
3. (Computer Science) (on a computer) the directory in which e-mail messages are stored; also used of the icon that can be clicked to provide access to e-mails

mail•box

(ˈmeɪlˌbɒks)

n.
1. a public box in which mail is placed for pickup and delivery.
2. a private box into which mail is delivered.
3. a file in a computer for the storage of electronic mail.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mailbox - a private box for delivery of mailmailbox - a private box for delivery of mail  
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
2.mailbox - public box for deposit of mailmailbox - public box for deposit of mail  
maildrop - a drop where mail can be deposited
pillar box - a red pillar-shaped letter box
Translations
poštovní schránka
postkassepostboks
postilaatikko
boite à lettresboîte à lettresboite aux lettresboîte aux lettres
poštanski sandučić
póstkassi
郵便受
우체통
poštni nabiralnik
brevlåda
ตู้ไปรษณีย์ตู้จดหมาย
hộp thư

mailbox

[ˈmeɪlbɒks] N (US) (in street) → buzón m; (in office etc) → casilla f (Comput) → buzón m

mailbox

[ˈmeɪlbɒks] n
(US) (for posting letters)boîte f aux lettres; (where mailman leaves letters)boîte f à lettres
[computer] → boîte f aux lettresmail car n (US) (on train)wagon-poste mmail coach n (on train)wagon-poste m

mailbox

[ˈmeɪlˌbɒks] n (Am) → cassetta delle lettere (Comput) → mailbox m or f inv

mail

(meil) noun
letters, parcels etc by post. His secretary opens his mail.
verb
to send by post.
ˈmailbag noun
a bag for letters etc. The letters are put into mailbags and sent to London by train.
ˈmailbox noun
a postbox.
ˈmailman (-mӕn) noun
(American) a postman.

mailbox

صُنْدَوقُ الْبَرِيدِ, صُنْدُوقُ البَرِيد poštovní schránka postboks, postkasse Briefkasten γραμματοκιβώτιο buzón postilaatikko boîte aux lettres poštanski sandučić cassetta delle lettere 郵便受 우체통 postbus postboks, postkasse skrzynka pocztowa caixa de correio, caixa do correio, caixa postal почтовый ящик brevlåda ตู้ไปรษณีย์, ตู้จดหมาย posta kutusu hộp thư 邮筒, 邮箱
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