from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • transitive v. To put or store in a garage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items.
  • n. A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
  • n. A petrol filling station.
  • n. An independent automobile repair shop.
  • n. A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage.
  • n. A type of electronic dance music.
  • v. To store in a garage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an enclosed structure for housing or parking motor vehicles, especially automobiles.
  • n. 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.
  • transitive v. To keep in a garage.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


French, from garer, to shelter, from Old French garer, guerrer, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French garage. (Wiktionary)



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  • British pronunciation is more like 'GARRidge' … similar to another word via French, 'baggage'

    February 19, 2010

  • See this map for American pronunciation.

    April 11, 2008