- a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.
- a commercial establishment for repairing and servicing motor vehicles.
- to put or keep in a garage.
Origin of garage
Examples from the Web for garage
“Wrong place, wrong time,” DeCarli confirmed in a garage at Ferguson police headquarters.Ferguson’s Only Unsolved Murder
October 20, 2014
Ford began tinkering in his garage in Detroit in the 1890s, trains and the horse and buggy was the dominant mode of transport.From the Model T to the Model S
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2014
For a lot of these guys, a good percentage of their income comes from the garage and comes from legitimate means.Inside 'Sons of Anarchy's' Final Season: Creator Kurt Sutter on the Most Brutal Season Yet
September 10, 2014
I was going to break 100 on the golf course and clean out the garage.Our Doomed Love Affair with Summer
P. J. O’Rourke
August 30, 2014
He bought a garage and he offered a refuge or sorts to a faction of the Juárez cartel that threw in its lot with El Chapo.U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars
July 1, 2014
Then it drove away, for K. must take it to the garage and walk back.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Peter stepped from the garage, and seeing her, started in her direction.
Then she turned and went to the garage, leaving John to his visit with Eileen.
When she closed the garage doors she was particular about the locks.
She thrust the packet into a side pocket and started to the garage with the coat.
- a building or part of a building used to house a motor vehicle
- a commercial establishment in which motor vehicles are repaired, serviced, bought, and sold, and which usually also sells motor fuels
- a rough-and-ready style of rock music
- a type of disco music based on soul
- (tr) to put into, keep in, or take to a garage
Word Origin and History for garage
1902, from French garage "shelter for a vehicle," originally "a place for storing something," from verb garer "to shelter," from Middle French garer "to shelter, dock ships," from Frankish *waron "to guard" or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German waron "take care"), from Proto-Germanic *war-, from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (see warrant (n.)).
Influenced no doubt by the success of the recent Club run, and by the fact that more than 100 of its members are automobile owners, the N.Y.A.C. has decided to build a "garage," the French term for an automobile stable, at Travers Island, that will be of novel design, entirely different from any station in the country. [New York Athletic Club Journal, May 1902]
Garage sale first attested 1966.
1906, from garage (n.). Related: Garaged; garaging.