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

Sure, a basement closet or garage with shelves works just fine. Nicole Anzia, The Seattle Times, "5 ideas for dream storage spaces," 7 Jan. 2019 But now, much of this refuse ends up in our homes, creating a personal waste management problem for those of us without garages or even closets. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "Why is it so hard to get rid of cardboard boxes?," 6 Dec. 2018 Property damage Red spray paint was used to deface flower pots, light fixtures windows and siding on a house and garage in the 900 block of Pine Street, it was reported on July 2. Brian Cox, chicagotribune.com, "Police blotter: Flower pots, light fixtures in Winnetka damaged with spray paint," 12 July 2018 Demolition and construction could be complicated by the subway tunnel running directly underneath the property and could limit the commercial uses — i.e., no underground parking garages. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Metro seeks buyer for downtown D.C. headquarters," 12 July 2018 Original plans for the project called for a 10-story parking garage with more than 300 spaces. Stefanos Chen, The Seattle Times, "Real estate technology that could have a lasting effect on housing," 20 Nov. 2018 Outdoor potted plants will dry out faster, so give them a soaking before moving them into a cool garage or laundry room to slow down their water use. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "5 Ways to Water Plants While You're Away on Vacation," 22 Aug. 2018 The free summer installation, open through September 3, showcases 1,500 mirrored stainless-steel spheres in a former train garage. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to See Yayoi Kusama's Art Across the U.S.," 27 July 2018 Amsterdam is playing catch-up: a 4,000-space garage is to be built next to its central station in what is now the river IJ. The Economist, "The Dutch underground bicycle-park arms race," 12 July 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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