garage

noun
ga·​rage | \ gə-ˈräzh How to pronounce garage (audio) , -ˈräj; Canadian also -ˈrazh, -ˈraj; British usually ˈga-(ˌ)räzh, -(ˌ)räj, -rij How to pronounce garage (audio) \

Definition of garage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

garage

verb
garaged; garaging

Definition of garage (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to keep or put in a garage

Examples of garage in a Sentence

Noun a house with a two-car garage My car was making a strange noise, so I brought it to the garage. Verb He garaged the car for the winter.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun After a standoff that lasted several hours, the two suspects were located in the rafters of the garage. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2021 The home was originally built in 1877 for Judge Albert Munson and his wife, Cora, and was moved from the site of the parking garage behind the Medina County Courthouse to its current location in 1985. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 12 July 2021 While several vehicles were driven out of the garage, police were able to contain a majority of the cars, said Gerald Vetter, chief of the investigation division. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 9 July 2021 The car was plugged into the electric vehicle charger that was drawing from the nine-kilowatt solar array on the roof, feeding extra energy into two Tesla PowerWall batteries installed and displayed on the front wall of the garage. Jennifer Castenson, Forbes, 7 July 2021 In May, some held a farewell ceremony on the roof of a downtown parking garage, and felt guilty about hugging. New York Times, 7 July 2021 Crews immediately began clearing some of the new debris so rescuers could start making their way into parts of the underground garage that is of particular interest. Editors, USA TODAY, 5 July 2021 Crews immediately began clearing some of the new debris so rescuers could start making their way into parts of the underground garage that is of particular interest. BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2021 Crews were to begin clearing some of the new debris so rescuers could start making their way into parts of the underground garage that is of particular interest. Rebecca Santana And Bobby Caina Calvan, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Ideally, the container should be kept in an unheated shed or garage for most of the winter, watered occasionally and brought outside once the bulbs have initiated top growth. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2020 Airport Executive Director Bill Wyatt was among those who spent a long night shutting down the old facilities — which closed about midnight — and quickly opening up a shiny new terminal, concourse and garage a few hours later. Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Sep. 2020 Dear Readers: Many of us love vintage items and going to garage sales to find treasures, but there are some items that may not be a bargain. Washington Post, 3 July 2020 Oil prices crumbled again as demand for energy withers as planes remain parked, cars garaged and factories shut down. Elaine Kurtenbach, ajc, 21 Apr. 2020 Airplanes are parked, cars are garaged and factories are idled with millions of workers losing their jobs every week. Author: Stan Choe, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Apr. 2020 The car is museum quality, garaged and utilitarian. Jennifer E. Mabry, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2020 The city has some 4,000 parking spaces in multiple Smart Park garages around downtown and Northwest Portland. oregonlive, 24 Mar. 2020 What Lenny Kaye [who started the Nuggets series] was to garage rock, Gary Stewart was to a hundred different musical styles. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of garage

Noun

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garage

Noun

borrowed from French, "docking (of a boat), place to store vehicles," from garer "to dock, moor" (going back to Middle French guerrer, garrer "to moor (a boat), shelter (merchandise)," going back to Old French (Brittany) varer "to protect oneself against," probably borrowed from Old Norse vara "to warn," varask "to be on one's guard") + -age -age — more at ware entry 3

Verb

derivative of garage entry 1

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Last Updated

21 Jul 2021

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“Garage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garage. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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garage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of garage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a building or part of a building in which a car, truck, etc., is kept
: a shop where vehicles are repaired

garage

verb

English Language Learners Definition of garage (Entry 2 of 2)

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

garage

noun
ga·​rage | \ gə-ˈräzh How to pronounce garage (audio) , -ˈräj \

Kids Definition of garage

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

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