Definition of garage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡarɑː(d)ʒ/
/ˈɡarɪdʒ/ /ɡəˈrɑːʒ/


1A building for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles: a detached house with an integral garage a bus garage
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  • Ensure all doors and windows are secured and buildings like sheds, garages and outhouses have good quality locks and even alarms fitted.
  • We built office buildings, parking garages, and prisons.
  • Many fires started when lava ignited gasoline stored in buildings and garages in this eastern Congo town.
car port, lock-up
depot, terminus, terminal, base, headquarters;
bus station, coach station
1.1An establishment which sells fuel or which repairs and sells motor vehicles.
Example sentences
  • But perhaps the main reason why most people shy away from LPG conversions is that it is sometimes difficult to find a garage that sells the fuel.
  • The study in France found a link between cases of acute leukaemia among youngsters and how close they lived to a petrol station or a garage carrying out car repairs.
  • The garage is selling petrol at 97.9 cent per litre.
petrol station, service station
Australian informal servo
2 (also garage rock) [mass noun] A style of unpolished, energetic rock music associated with suburban amateur bands: [as modifier]: a garage band
From the idea of amateur bands practising in garages
More example sentences
  • After literally half an hour The Kills left the stage but in such a short time they had certainly convinced the audience that they are not just another garage rock band looking to make a fast buck on the style bandwagon.
  • Its rough and edgy production makes the record sound perfect for the demented brand of new wave garage rock the band were practicing at the time.
  • Nearly three years ago, they had hopped on the Whites Stripes wagon of American garage rock under a band name of Pavor.
3 (also UK garage) [mass noun] A form of dance music incorporating elements of drum and bass, house music, and soul, characterized by a rhythm in which the second and fourth beats of the bar are omitted.
From Paradise Garage, the name of a Manhattan dance club
Example sentences
  • The number of pirate stations has doubled in 10 years, finding audiences for otherwise neglected music such as UK garage and drum 'n' bass, or using £400 homemade transmitters to spread anarchist or black-power propaganda.
  • Ska, dub, house, drum and bass, hip hop and UK garage have all been thrown in to The Streets' sampler for processing and rearrangement.
  • So it's perfectly natural that modern production will incorporate quality blends of R & B, soul and garage with positive results.


[with object]
Put or keep (a motor vehicle) in a garage: the car needn’t be garaged in the winter
More example sentences
  • During the trial period the test car was not garaged, but exposed to moderately cold Michigan weather and one light snowfall.
  • Sadly it seems that unless your car is garaged overnight you may, in future, have to take a quick peek at the front of your motor each morning to check that all is well.
  • She let her employment contract run out, rented out her house and garaged the car.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡarɑːdʒɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • Theft is another major problem, which is why good garaging is so important.
  • He claimed he often kept the school minibus at his own home because of the lack of garaging at the school.
  • Increased use of the motor car meant a general increase in the provision of garaging.


Early 20th century: from French, from garer 'to shelter'.

  • This is an adoption of a French word, from garer ‘to shelter’.

Words that rhyme with garage

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