garage

garage

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English

Etymology

Borrowed 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).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, General Australian, General New Zealand, General South African, India) IPA(key): /ˈɡæɹ.ɑː(d)ʒ/
  • (UK, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈɡæɹ.ɪdʒ/
    • Rhymes: -æɹɪdʒ
  • (US, Canada, General Australian) IPA(key): /ɡəˈɹɑ(d)ʒ/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ɡəˈɹæ(d)ʒ/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧rage

Noun

garage (countable and uncountable, plural garages)

  1. A building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items.
  2. (chiefly Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and dated, 20th century, in Canada, US) A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
    (North America) Synonyms: auto shop, car workshop, vehicle workshop
  3. (chiefly Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A petrol filling station.
    (Britain, Australia) Synonym: petrol station
    (North America) Synonyms: filling station, gas station, service station
  4. (aviation) A shed for housing an airship or aeroplane or a launchable missile; a hangar.
  5. A side way or space in a canal to enable vessels to pass each other; a siding.
  6. (attributive, music) A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage; garage rock.
  7. (Britain, music) A type of electronic dance music related to house music, with warped and time-stretched sounds; UK garage.

Usage notes

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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Verb

garage (third-person singular simple present garages, present participle garaging, simple past and past participle garaged)

  1. To store in a garage.
    We garaged the convertible during the monsoon months.

Translations

References


Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from French garage.

Noun

garage c (singular definite garagen, plural indefinite garager)

  1. garage (building (or section of a building) used to store a car, tools and other miscellaneous items.)

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French garage.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɣaːˈraː.ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧ra‧ge
  • Rhymes: -aːʒə

Noun

garage m (plural garages)

  1. A garage (repair shop for motorised vehicles).
  2. A garage (building or room for storing and modifying motorised vehicles).

Derived terms

  • garagedeur
  • garagehouder
  • parkeergarage

Descendants

  • Indonesian: garasi

French

Etymology

garer +‎ -age

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.ʁaʒ/

Noun

garage m (plural garages)

  1. garage

Derived terms

  • garage à bites
  • vente de garage
  • voie de garage

Descendants

Further reading

  • “garage” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • gagera

Italian

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from French garage.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaˈraʒ/
  • Rhymes: -aʒ
  • Hyphenation: ga‧ràge

Noun

garage m (invariable)

  1. garage (domestic storage for a car)
  2. garage (motor repair facility)
    Synonym: autorimessa

Derived terms

  • garagista

References

  • garage in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from French garage.

Noun

garage m (plural garages)

  1. (Jersey) garage

Derived terms

  • garagiste (garage-keeper)

Spanish

Noun

garage m (uncountable)

  1. garage (music genre)

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from French garage.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaˈrɑːɕ/, (south Sweden) /ɡaˈrɑːɧ/

Noun

garage n

  1. garage; a building (or section of a building) used to store a car

Declension

Related terms

  • garagedörr
  • garageplats

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