American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A building or indoor space in which to park or keep a motor vehicle.
- n. A commercial establishment where cars are repaired, serviced, or parked.
- v. To put or store in a garage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A station in which motor-cars can be sheltered, stored, repaired, cleaned, and made ready for use; also, a place of private storage for a motor-car; a stable for motor-cars.
- n. A building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items.
- n. chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
- n. chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand A petrol filling station.
- n. dated, 20th century, North America An independent automobile repair shop.
- n. attributive A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage.
- n. UK A type of electronic dance music.
- v. To store in a garage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an enclosed structure for housing or parking motor vehicles, especially automobiles.
- n. (Aëronautics) A shed for housing an airship or flying machine; a hangar.
- n. A side way or space in a canal to enable vessels to pass each other; a siding.
- n. a commercial establishment that repairs or services automobiles.
- v. colloq. To keep in a garage.
- v. keep or store in a garage
- n. a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
- n. an outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles
- Borrowing from French garage. (Wiktionary)
- French, from garer, to shelter, from Old French garer, guerrer, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term "garage rock" conjures images of loud, forceful music, often with heavy distortion, thudding kick drums and hollered vocals.”
“So my faithful 1988 Pontiac 6000 LE station wagon in the garage is an orphan.”
“Also, out in a box in the garage is a brass and stainless HO “Burlington Zephyr.””
“Now, when a garage is off a back alley, the owner drives into the alley, sometimes blocks the alley because their garage is a storage unit, then enters the house by the back door, never even seeing a neighbor.”
“My big problem with it was what to call it because you can also buy them in the U.K. in what we call garage forecourts--where you go to a gas station and fill up is called a forecourt in the U.K.--and you can buy these roses there as well.”
“Apparently spending the night in the garage is a pretty common occurrence.”
“SANCHEZ: Well, no, I'm trying to understand why a coach would take a player who has just come back from a concussion and put him in what you describe as a garage away from the rest of the players, for what purpose?”
“In his garage is a poster he made years ago at Harvard.”
“On a beautiful day like today the only reason worthwhile to take the car out of the garage is a drive to Bellevue's Farm Stand.”
“On the floor of his garage is a masking-tape outline of a body, with a wrenchlike shape stenciled in the body's right hand.”
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