noun ga·rage \gə-ˈräzh, -ˈräj; Canada also -ˈrazh, -ˈraj; British usually ˈga-(ˌ)räzh, -(ˌ)räj, -rij\

: a building or part of a building in which a car, truck, etc., is kept

: a shop where vehicles are repaired

Full Definition of GARAGE

:  a shelter or repair shop for automotive vehicles
:  a cabinet with a vertical rolling door that is used for storing a small kitchen appliance

Examples of GARAGE

  1. a house with a two-car garage
  2. My car was making a strange noise, so I brought it to the garage.

Origin of GARAGE

French, act of docking, garage, from garer to dock, from Middle French garrer, probably ultimately from Old Norse vara to beware, take care; akin to Old High German biwarōn to protect — more at ware
First Known Use: 1902

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission



: to put or keep (a car, truck, etc.) in a garage


Full Definition of GARAGE

transitive verb
:  to keep or put in a garage

Examples of GARAGE

  1. He garaged the car for the winter.

First Known Use of GARAGE

GARAGING Defined for Kids


noun ga·rage \gə-ˈräzh, -ˈräj\

Definition of GARAGE for Kids

:  a building or part of a building where vehicles are kept when not in use
:  a shop where vehicles are repaired


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