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 Transdev’s operators have not received a raise since the garage opened about two years ago and have no contractual raise standards, the union said. Justin George, Washington Post, "Metrobus contractor and union representing striking workers agree to return to bargaining table," 14 Nov. 2019 Transportation: On the 2-Clement, 3-Jackson, 22-Fillmore and 31-Balboa and 38-Geary Muni lines. Easy street parking, with the Japantown garage nearby. Soleil Ho,, "Bold and fearless, Nari is SF’s most exciting new restaurant," 14 Nov. 2019 The garage has no connection with the events of Emmett Till’s murder but restoration was justified on the specious grounds that people may have sat on the porch discussing it (which is unlikely: locals ignored the story for decades). The Economist, "Memories of Emmett Till," 14 Nov. 2019 Schutte said the parking garage is in such poor shape that a retrofit is not cost effective. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Nordstrom building to remain vacant for foreseeable future," 13 Nov. 2019 Terminal 3 and the adjacent 1,800-vehicle parking garage is in the midst of an estimated $163 million reconstruction to become a two-story, 185,000-square-foot facility to be complete by mid-2020. Richard Tribou,, "Port Canaveral touts record cruise revenue as it sets sights on expansion ahead of new Carnival, Disney ships," 13 Nov. 2019 Northern District officers received an alert to be on the lookout for a Chevy Impala and driver that were wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the casino’s garage on Oct. 9. Jessica Anderson,, "Baltimore Police release footage from shooting in which officers killed man outside Rite Aid," 12 Nov. 2019 Council members suggested at Tuesday’s meeting moving the parking garage about 20 feet south. Brooke Baitinger,, "Boca Raton is on the fast track for a new Brightline station," 12 Nov. 2019 Rates won’t change for drivers who park in the garages for less than four hours. Andrew Theen | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Portland raising SmartPark all-day rates by $2, just in time for holiday season," 8 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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'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,, "What the next Cleveland mayor should do to help area's tech Industry, Part 3: Tech Czar Talk," 20 Aug. 2017

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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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20 Nov 2019

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The first known use of garage was in 1902

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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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