[ guh-rahzh, -rahj or, especially British, gar-ij, -ahzh ]
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  1. a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.

  2. a commercial establishment for repairing and servicing motor vehicles.

verb (used with object),ga·raged, ga·rag·ing.
  1. 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

Other words from garage

  • ga·rage·a·ble, adjective
  • un·ga·raged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use garage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for garage


/ (ˈɡærɑːʒ, -rɪdʒ) /

  1. a building or part of a building used to house a motor vehicle

  2. 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

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

Origin of 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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