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Borrowing from French garage (“keeping under cover, protection, shelter”), derivative of French garer (“to keep under cover, dock, shunt, guard, keep”), from Middle French garer, garrer, guerrer; partly from Old French garir, warir (from Old Frankish *warjan); and partly from Old French varer (“to fight, defend oneself, protect”), from Old Norse varask (“to defend oneself”), reflexive of vara (“to ware, watch out, defend”); both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *warjaną (“to defend, ward off”), *warōną (“to watch, protect”), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to close, cover, protect, save, defend”).
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) IPA(key): /ˈɡæɹɑː(d)ʒ/;
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- (UK, Australia, New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈɡæˌɹɪdʒ/
- (US, Canada, Australia) IPA(key): /ɡəˈɹɑː(d)ʒ/
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- (Canada) IPA(key): /ɡəˈɹæ(d)ʒ/
garage (plural garages)
- A building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items.
- (chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 7, The China Governess:
- The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.
- (chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A petrol filling station.
- (dated, 20th century, North America) An independent automobile repair shop.
- (attributive) A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage.
- (UK) A type of electronic dance music related to house music, with warped and time-stretched sounds.
Historically a commercial garage would offer storage, refueling, servicing, and repair of vehicles. Since the mid-late 20th Century, storage has become uncommon at premises having the other functions. Now refueling, servicing, and repair are becoming increasingly separated from each other. Few repair garages still sell petrol; it is very uncommon for a new filling station to have a mechanic or any facilities for servicing beyond inflating tires; and a new kind of business exists to provide servicing: the oil/lube change shop.
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- To store in a garage.
- We garaged the convertible during the monsoon months.
- the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
- MacMillan's British dictionary
- ^ “garage” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- garage (building (or section of a building) used to store a car, tools and other miscellaneous items.)
garage m (plural garages)
- "garage" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
garage m (invariable)
- garage (domestic storage for a car; motor repair facility)
- autorimessa (motor repair facility)
garage m (plural garages)
- garagiste (“garage-keeper”)