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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That was after Hollerith’s secretary, Laurie Mazey, packaged them in her Bloomfield Township garage. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Amid crisis, class of 2020 struggles to keep semblance of graduation traditions," 1 June 2020 After yelling at the officers, Rosalia enters his garage, retrieves a knife and walks back out holding it in one hand with his arms in the air, the video shows. Anna Bauman,, "Hayward police release video of officer-involved shooting," 28 May 2020 Suspicious person: North Applecross Road A resident reported May 15 that an unknown man was in her garage. cleveland, "Partygoers warned twice for excessive noise: Highland Heights Police Blotter," 23 May 2020 In Brazil, the Olympic shot putter Darlan Romani lifted weights outside his garage while his daughter spectated. Talya Minsberg, New York Times, "The New Training Facilities: Backyard Gym, Hallway Track," 23 May 2020 The city is asking for visitors within driving distance only and are keeping their parking garages at 50% capacity. Jay Croft, Gregory Lemos And Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "Southern states could get hit by spike in Covid-19 cases, study predicts," 22 May 2020 Proulx gets home from Mabley in the afternoon, goes straight to her garage, strips out of her clothes and bags them up. Jennifer Smith Richards, ProPublica, "More Than 1 in 5 Illinoisans Living in State Homes for Adults With Disabilities Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus," 22 May 2020 The sense of urgency led one Southern California hairdresser to create in her garage a makeshift salon, complete with a hood dryer and a shampoo bowl. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Bootleg barbershops and hair salons thrive as coronavirus stay at home orders persist in some states," 19 May 2020 Building a Tribal Council in my garage took me back to my early production days. Dalton Ross,, "Jeff Probst weighs on the Survivor finale, winner, and remote reunion," 14 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 The first three owners had always garaged the car and avoided inclement weather. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1965 Buick Riviera a terrific road car," 7 Feb. 2020 According to listing materials, the estate — originally built in 1998 by high-flying Ohio venture capitalist Mark Kvamme — has garaging for six vehicles., The Mercury News, "Photos: Ex-Facebook VP asks $35 million for major-league Silicon Valley mansion," 12 Sep. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of garage was in 1902

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4 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Garage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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



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

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


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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