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

The couple started working with heating/air conditioning company Trane, and their new home now features a whole-house humidifier and air cleaning system, along with an HVAC system that regulates temps in the garage. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "What to Know about HGTV's Good Bones Season 4," 15 Apr. 2019 Then the car developed clutch problems and ended up sitting in the garage. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang, star of famed car-chase scene in ‘Bullitt,’ pulls into Tacoma," 8 Dec. 2018 The Tekoa features a three-car garage and abundant storage. Toll Brothers, The Seattle Times, "Community features luxury homes, mountain views," 11 Apr. 2019 Located in the tiny enclave of Oakville, the roughly 3-acre property is surrounded by vineyards and includes a 5,537-square-foot main home as well as a guest cottage and a three-car garage designed to look like a barn. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Napa Valley’s Priciest Property: A $22.5 Million Compound," 28 Mar. 2019 Wyllie said the subdivision was seeking an R-2 setback for some 83 houses with three-car garages, which would modify one of the subdivision’s original commitments. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Traffic concerns put up new roadblock for planned 212-lot Crown Point subdivision," 13 July 2018 The party reportedly took place in the garage of the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, THR reports, because Jay-Z and Beyoncé are edgy like that. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Showed Up to Beyoncé's Oscars After Party Looking Like the Snack She Is," 25 Feb. 2019 The model home features few frills: no pool, no bathroom for each bedroom, no flashy off-site design studio to see decorating options, just some swatches and flooring samples in the garage of a model home. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, "The U.S. Housing Boom Is Coming to an End, Starting in Dallas," 26 Nov. 2018 One, a small lioness, was found by the customs brigade in a cage in a garage in the southern French port city of Marseille . John Leicester, The Seattle Times, "Causing an uproar: Lion-car combo the latest in selfie bling," 14 Nov. 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 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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