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

The space was ever so slightly too small, forcing the bumpers to be removed in order to get it into the garage without damage and then refitted when the car was removed. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Britannia," 30 Sep. 2018 Act two sees the characters swap the math for machinery, and Spacek and Strathairn start building a device in a garage. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "LCD Soundsystem’s new music video is basically a Rian Johnson short film," 27 Sep. 2018 That seems like not a great example of best practices, since wind could still take exhaust back into the garage. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How the Honda EU2200i Generator Is Getting Me Through Hurricane Florence," 17 Sep. 2018 Somebody saw a busted car pull into the garage on Sunday morning. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "Where is the Mercedes that a witness says 'seemed to accelerate' as it hit cyclist?," 27 June 2018 Mays and the teen walked into the garage near Palm Street to rob Behney, authorities said. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Police arrest 2 men, teen in Fruitland Park deadly shooting," 21 June 2018 Preliminary information provided by police stated that SWAT officers were able to get into the garage, and the man pointed a gun toward at least one officer. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "Man dies after SWAT standoff in Calumet Heights," 16 June 2018 One blue Thunderbird stalled a few times before making it into the garage. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "In the rolling hills of Dauphin County, high rollers bid on rare, forfeited rides," 14 June 2018 Thompson drove into the garage of the house, leaving a 5-foot-tall hole in the wall. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "He argued with a woman holding a baby. Then he hit them with a U-Haul, authorities say," 5 June 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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