Meaning of GARAGE in English


I. gar ‧ age 1 S2 /ˈɡærɪdʒ, -ɑːʒ $ ɡəˈrɑːʒ/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1900-2000 ; Language: French ; Origin: garer 'to shelter' ]

1 . [countable] a building for keeping a car in, usually next to or attached to a house ⇨ carport :

I’ll just go and put the car in the garage.

a double/single/two-car/one-car garage

Their house had a double garage.

an automatic garage door

2 . [countable] ( also parking garage especially American English ) a building in a public place where cars can be parked:

We parked in an underground garage near the hotel.

3 . [countable] a place where motor vehicles are repaired:

My car’s at the garage.

4 . [countable] British English a place where you buy petrol SYN petrol station , gas station American English

5 . [uncountable] a type of popular music played on electronic instruments, with a strong fast beat and singing:

a collection of the latest dance and garage hits

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■ verbs

▪ put the car in the garage

Dad's just putting the car in the garage.

▪ get the car out of the garage

Wait here while I get the car out of the garage.

■ adjectives

▪ a double/two-car garage (=for two cars)

The house had a double garage.

▪ a single/one-car garage (=for one car)

A single garage could boost the price of a house by 8%.

▪ a detached garage (=not joined to a house)

The house benefits from a large detached garage.

▪ an integral garage (=part of a house and not a separate building)

The house has huge gardens and an integral garage.

▪ a lock-up garage British English (=that you rent to keep a car or goods in)

They kept the car in a lock-up garage round the corner.

■ garage + NOUN

▪ the garage door

She locked the garage door.

II. garage 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

to put or keep a vehicle in a garage

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.