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 Cars should not be left to idle in garages attached to homes, even if the garage door is left open. NBC News, "How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home," 29 Apr. 2021 The caller said the suspect repeatedly slammed into the garage door before going to the rear of the home and doing the same against a patio door. John Benson, cleveland, "Confused, drunk and still proudly a LeBron James fan, Middleburg Heights man wakes family trying to break into their home: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 28 Apr. 2021 Beeline will occupy a 2,800-square-foot space at the Levee with garage-door style entries that open to panoramic views of the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline, NAP announced Wednesday. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "Newport on the Levee set to roll out slate of new bars and restaurants," 28 Apr. 2021 Then Ropes’s six kids got older and his own garage door started getting a nightly workout. Washington Post, "Teens in quarantine: Some parents found surprising closeness during the pandemic," 22 Apr. 2021 Even if a panel does not contain a bypass lock, the internal wiring can easily allow the same result: triggering electric strikes or garage door control. Marc Weber Tobias, Forbes, "Building Entrance Security Can Be At Risk From The Locks On Intercom System Cabinets," 19 Apr. 2021 Someone launched a hammer through an upstairs window, and witnesses reported seeing a masked Black man bashing the garage door and a light fixture with a baseball bat before leaving in a Cadillac. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "BLM activist protests without mask at Pentland home, says he has COVID, video shows," 17 Apr. 2021 But Beverly Hills is also a community where people live and work and need sandpaper, lightbulbs, screwdrivers and someone to tell them what’s wrong with their garage-door opener. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Pioneer Hardware is one of the last reminders that Beverly Hills is more than just a glitzy ZIP Code," 15 Apr. 2021 Wichner, 51, got his baptism in real estate while managing apartments with his dad, a physicist who spent nights and weekends changing toilet plungers and fixing garage door openers. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Bill Gates and other billionaires are doubling down on a surprising investment—and you can access it, too," 15 Apr. 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, "Planting bulbs offers a bit of hope for better things to come. Even this year.," 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, "Salt Lake City’s new $4.1 billion airport is now open, has a smooth takeoff," 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, "Hints From Heloise: Is it a bargain?," 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, "UPDATE: Stocks down sharply again as oil continues stunning collapse," 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, "Oil market plummets further on concerns about crash in demand," 21 Apr. 2020 The car is museum quality, garaged and utilitarian. Jennifer E. Mabry, New York Times, "A Family Heirloom, Restored From Hood to Taillights," 26 Mar. 2020 The city has some 4,000 parking spaces in multiple Smart Park garages around downtown and Northwest Portland. oregonlive, "Portland’s parking enforcement continues despite stay at home order, city garages open," 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, "Gary Stewart, Veteran Industry Executive With Rhino and Apple, Dies at 62," 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

10 May 2021

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“Garage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garage. Accessed 14 May. 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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