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garage

noun ga·rage \ gə-ˈräzh , -ˈräj ; Canadian also -ˈrazh , -ˈraj ; British usually ˈga-(ˌ)räzh , -(ˌ)räj , -rij \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of garage

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

Examples of garage in a Sentence

  1. a house with a two-car garage

  2. My car was making a strange noise, so I brought it to the garage.

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Origin and Etymology of 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 2ware

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garage

verb

Definition of garage

garaged; garaging
transitive verb
: to keep or put in a garage

Examples of garage in a Sentence

  1. He garaged the car for the winter.

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Origin and Etymology of garage

derivative of 1garage



GARAGE Defined for English Language Learners

garage

noun

Definition of garage for English Language Learners

  • : a building or part of a building in which a car, truck, etc., is kept

  • : a shop where vehicles are repaired


garage

verb

Definition of garage for English Language Learners

  • : to put or keep (a car, truck, etc.) in a garage


GARAGE Defined for Kids

garage

noun ga·rage \ gə-ˈräzh , -ˈräj \

Definition of garage for Students

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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