[ guh-rahzh, -rahj or, esp. British, gar-ij, -ahzh ]
/ gəˈrɑʒ, -ˈrɑdʒ or, esp. British, ˈgær ɪdʒ, -ɑʒ /


a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.
a commercial establishment for repairing and servicing motor vehicles.

verb (used with object), ga·raged, ga·rag·ing.

to put or keep in a garage.

Origin of garage

1900–05; < French, equivalent to gar(er) to shelter (< Germanic *warôn to take notice of; see ware2) + -age -age


ga·rage·a·ble, adjectiveun·ga·raged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for garage

/ (ˈɡærɑːʒ, -rɪdʒ) /


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
  1. a rough-and-ready style of rock music
  2. a type of disco music based on soul


(tr) to put into, keep in, or take to a garage

Word Origin for garage

C20: from French, from garer to dock (a ship), from Old French: to protect, from Old High German warōn; see beware
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