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 The residential version is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery designed to be mounted in a garage or on the side of a house. Farai Shawn Matiashe, Quartz Africa, "Zimbabwe turns to Tesla batteries to keep its top mobile money player running as a power crisis deepens," 13 Sep. 2019 Investigators believe that Roberts and the unidentified man got into an altercation in the garage, leading to the former NFL player getting shot. Joelle Goldstein,, "Former NFL Player Terrell Roberts Shot and Killed in His Grandmother's Backyard," 12 Sep. 2019 According to an arrest report, Gonzalez and Lachazo had just removed the old washer and dryer and installed the new appliances in the laundry room near the two-car garage. Lisa J. Huriash,, "A deadly delivery: 75-year-old woman bashed with mallet and set on fire," 21 Aug. 2019 One of these bedrooms is reached through a spacious bonus room, which is located over the three-car garage., "Property of the Week: 194 Woodpond Road, West Hartford," 16 Aug. 2019 The 7,093-square-foot French country-style house on 13 scenic acres boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two half-baths, and a seven-car garage. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Randy Houser Asks $1.5 Million for Tennessee “Dream House"," 25 July 2019 The site also includes a 2,780-square-foot four-car garage with a full bathroom, a 1,152-square-foot barn and three small outbuildings. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Officials will get second tour of Bevin's Anchorage mansion to resolve tax dispute," 22 July 2019 The 5,810-square-foot cul-de-sac lot estate has five bedrooms, 5½ bathrooms, a guest casita and a four-car garage. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley estate near 1st hole of Camelback Country Club golf course sells for $2.83M," 16 Sep. 2019 There’s the Dino with his son’s 1987 BMW 5-Series and his six-car garage, with two-car lifts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Introducing Julian Thomson, Jaguar’s new Director of Design," 13 Sep. 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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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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