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

Three bicycles were stolen from an open garage at a residence. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 12 July 2018 An old parking garage has been removed and a parklike pedestrian platform over Interstate 44 allows visitors from downtown St. Louis to visit the city’s most popular attraction without having to brave traffic lanes. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Additional highlights include a mosquito misting system, a sprinkler system and an oversized two-car garage with alley access. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Craftsman-style bungalow offers Heights charm," 24 June 2018 Valets will park residents' cars in an underground garage. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "He just bought the $4.1 million penthouse at the Kings' downtown condo tower. Here's why," 21 June 2018 An already open parking garage, whose design has drawn criticism, is to the right of these buildings. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Why are Downtown Boise buildings so boring?," 20 June 2018 Located in Wedgewood-Houston, the 8,000-square-foot cidery, complete with tasting room and patio, is situated in an old semi-truck garage. Alia Akkam, Billboard, "Nashville Remastered: Five Renovated Landmarks Generating Excitement in Music City," 5 June 2018 Construction will begin this fall, starting with an underground parking garage. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "4.5 acre redevelopment plans around Mesa Mormon temple unveiled," 31 May 2018 Having launched only five years ago in an East London garage, Buster + Punch is the new kid on the block in British design — and among the coolest. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Bring a little royal wedding sparkle home," 17 May 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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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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