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): /ˈɡæɹɑː(d)ʒ/
  • (UK, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈɡæɹɪdʒ/
  • (US, Canada, General Australian) IPA(key): /ɡəˈɹɑː(d)ʒ/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ɡ(ə)ɹæ(d)ʒ/
  • Rhymes: -æɹɪdʒ
  • 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) A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
  3. (chiefly Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A petrol filling station.
  4. (dated, 20th century, Canada, US) An independent automobile repair shop.
  5. (aviation) A shed for housing an airship or aeroplane; a hangar.
  6. A side way or space in a canal to enable vessels to pass each other; a siding.
  7. (attributive, music) A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage; garage rock.
  8. (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.

Synonyms

  • (a petrol filling station): filling station, gas station (North America), petrol station (UK), service station

Derived terms

Translations

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

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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.)

French

Etymology

garer +‎ -age

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.ʁaʒ/

Noun

garage m (plural garages)

  1. garage

Further reading

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

Anagrams

  • gagera

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from French garage.

Noun

garage m (invariable)

  1. garage (domestic storage for a car; motor repair facility)

Synonyms

  • autorimessa (motor repair facility)

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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