Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A building or indoor space in which to park or keep a motor vehicle.
  • noun A commercial establishment where cars are repaired, serviced, or parked.
  • transitive verb To put or store in a garage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an enclosed structure for housing or parking motor vehicles, especially automobiles.
  • noun (Aëronautics) A shed for housing an airship or flying machine; a hangar.
  • noun A side way or space in a canal to enable vessels to pass each other; a siding.
  • noun a commercial establishment that repairs or services automobiles.
  • transitive verb colloq. To keep in a garage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items.
  • noun chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
  • noun chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand A petrol filling station.
  • noun dated, 20th century, North America An independent automobile repair shop.
  • noun attributive A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage.
  • noun UK A type of electronic dance music.
  • verb To store in a garage.

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

  • verb keep or store in a garage
  • noun a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
  • noun an outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from garer, to shelter, from Old French garer, guerrer, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French garage.

Examples

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  • See this map for American pronunciation.

    April 11, 2008

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

    February 19, 2010