garage

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

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

Apart from the pristine white walls and furniture accented with rich wooden colors, the home also features five masonry fireplaces, seven full and three half luxury bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and a five-car garage. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Incredible multi-million dollar mansion for sale in Houston," 10 July 2018 The home also boasts a two-car garage, a private elevator, and multiple decks and patios. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Shore Envy: Seaside getaways in Ocean City, N.J.," 9 July 2018 The property also includes a heated pool, stone patios, a three-car garage, and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Impressive Arts and Crafts house asks $3.35M outside NYC," 9 July 2018 There is also a media room, a seven-car garage, a wine cellar and a golf room with a putting green and a golf simulator. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Railroad Chief’s Equestrian Estate Returns for 40% Off," 3 July 2018 The house has a three-car garage and a circular driveway. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, retired Detroit Lion buy Paradise Valley houses," 2 July 2018 Then the three-car garage served as the height of car-storage luxury. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "The tricked-out, high-end garages you will dream of," 12 June 2018 The two-bedroom, two-car garage houses range in size from 1,538 to 2,874 square feet of living space on one or two stories, depending on the plan. Mary Murphy, courant.com, "Property of the Week: Essex Glen," 6 June 2018 Take the brick wall Carr and his father Casey built in the family’s five-car garage over Christmas break of Matt’s freshman year. Steve Reaven, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake North's Matt Carr wraps up successful lacrosse career in supersectional," 30 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In 1989 it was loosened to allow residents to garage passenger pickups. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Get That Truck Out: A Town’s Pickup Ban Runs Into Blowback," 1 July 2018 How to keep rodents out of your car Noble encouraged drivers to look under the hood of a vehicle that has been garaged for a long period of time or doesn't get used much. Christina Hall, ajc, "Rats can't resist wiring in newer cars: Here's why," 8 May 2018 Noble encouraged drivers to look under the hood of a vehicle that has been garaged for a long period of time or doesn't get used much. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Rats can't resist wiring in newer cars: Here's why," 7 May 2018 Insurance companies use ZIP codes to contain the costs of claims to the areas where people who generated the claims live, raising premiums for everyone who garages a car there. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit car insurance: Why Cleveland has it way cheaper," 23 Mar. 2018 Over nine albums, 12 singles and two EPs, the band explored dusty detours, from country to punk to rockabilly to hard rock to garage rock. John Petkovic, cleveland.com, "Cleveland's punkabilly Cowslingers reunite for rare show at Beachland," 4 Jan. 2018 The yellow 1955 Corvette that the governor drove to the ribbon-cutting is safely garaged. Andy Newman, New York Times, "If This Bridge Were on Broadway, It Would Be ‘Hamilton’," 31 Aug. 2017 The parking garages the City owns that are attached to the stadiums could be sold as part of the stadium disposition or sold independently. Michael C. Dealoia, cleveland.com, "What the next Cleveland mayor should do to help area's tech Industry, Part 3: Tech Czar Talk," 20 Aug. 2017 RepairPal uses the same database that garages use to figure out how long a repair should take. Tom Krisher, Philly.com, "How to avoid being a victim on the car-repair front," 23 July 2017

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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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The first known use of garage was in 1902

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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 , -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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