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 Officers noted that there was extensive damage to the garage and the man appeared to be intoxicated. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Thieves strike Apple Store twice in three days: Westlake Police Blotter," 1 Feb. 2020 High capacity elevators will also be added to improve access from the terminal to the garage. Adam Sennott, BostonGlobe.com, "Taxi, limo services at Logan Airport terminal C temporarily move to central parking," 31 Jan. 2020 The slain woman's body was later moved to a detached garage, police said. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Roseville woman accused of stuffing dead mom into plastic tote, spending her money," 17 Jan. 2020 After the restaurant closed, the antlers went back to the garage until they were placed in an Oregon storage unit for eight years until the head and the .270 was given to Clifton’s son. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Mule Deer of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020 It was observed parked and partially hidden in the garage of a private residence in San Diego Country Estates, CHP said. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Town rallies around cyclist critically injured in hit-and-run," 8 Oct. 2019 The large lot offers a pool, outdoor living area, putting green, new sport court and three-car garage. Dallas News, "Firm leads sales of Preston Hollow estates," 26 Jan. 2020 This plan also showcases a downstairs master bedroom and a game room upstairs as well as a three-car garage. Houston Chronicle, "HistoryMaker completes construction of GHBA Benefit home in Sierra Vista," 25 Jan. 2020 The home also has five fireplaces, a gym, and a six-car garage with lifts. Boston.com Real Estate, "Luxury in the Burbs: What about $3 million gets you," 22 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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. Variety.com, 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.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

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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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Time Traveler for garage

Time Traveler

The first known use of garage was in 1902

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Last Updated

13 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Garage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garaged. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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garage

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How to pronounce garage (audio) How to pronounce garage (audio)

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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