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


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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Interested in adding this historically important supercar to your garage? Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 4 Aug. 2022 Instead, Polevich went home, parked the car — a white, 1992 Volvo station wagon — in his garage and covered it with a tarp, prosecutors said. CBS News, 3 Aug. 2022 In the early aughts, the San Francisco native met underground cannabis cultivator Jai Chang, who was known for producing an immaculate version of a strain known as OG Kush in his Sunset District garage. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 On July 18, a resident reported that someone entered his garage through an unlocked window. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 31 July 2022 At the time of his death, Markel was engaged in a contentious divorce and custody dispute with a woman named Wendi when he was shot execution-style in his Tallahassee garage. Charmaine Patterson,, 29 July 2022 In the summer of 2011, Allen and her husband forced Ame Deal to get into a small footlocker in their garage that was not air conditioned during a sweltering July night. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2022 Idaho Falls prohibits people from using more than 20% of their home for work, while Overland Park, Kansas prohibits setting up shop in your garage. Haley Holik, Fortune, 28 July 2022 Now, the slushy is off the menu and the machine is sitting in his garage. New York Times, 26 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The company couldn’t find enough land, workers were scarce, lumber prices were exploding, and the faltering supply chain turned the search for everything from dishwashers to garage doors into a kind of corporate scavenger hunt. New York Times, 23 July 2022 Our testers also gave points to the compact design and vertical storage — good if space in the shed or garage for outdoor power equipment is limited. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, 8 June 2022 The InHome associate uses a one-time access code to unlock the customer’s door or garage through their InHome app, which pairs with smart entry technology. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of garage


1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garage


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


derivative of garage entry 1

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14 Aug 2022

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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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