Meaning of GARAGE in English


[ 'garα:(d)ʒ , -ɪdʒ , gə'rα:ʒ ]

■ noun

1》 a building for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles.

2》 an establishment which sells fuel or which repairs and sells motor vehicles.

3》 a style of unpolished energetic rock music. [from the idea of amateur bands practising in ~s.]

4》 (also UK ~ ) a form of dance music incorporating elements of drum and bass, house music, and soul, characterized by a rhythm in which the second and fourth beats of the bar are omitted.

■ verb put or keep (a motor vehicle) in a ~.


early 20th cent.: from Fr., from garer 'to shelter'.

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