Definition of garage in English:


Syllabification: ga·rage
Pronunciation: /gəˈräZH, -ˈräj


  • 1A building or shed for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles.
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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.
  • 1.1An establishment that provides services and repairs for motor vehicles.
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    • 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.
  • 2 (also garage rock) A style of unpolished energetic rock music associated with suburban amateur bands: [as modifier]: garage band
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    • 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.


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  • Put or keep (a motor vehicle) in a garage.
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    • 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.


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

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