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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

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

garage

1 noun
     
garage
gar‧age1 S2
1DHH [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.
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.
3TTC [countable] a place where motor vehicles are repaired:
My car's at the garage.
4TTC [countable] British English a place where you buy petrol [= petrol station; = gas station AmE]
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
WORD FOCUS: car WORD FOCUS: car
big cars: limousine, people carrier British English, gas-guzzler AmE informal, estate car British English

small cars: compact American English, hatchback British English

other types of car: pickup, van, saloon British English/sedan American English, sports car, convertible, SUV American English, off-roader, four-wheel drive/4x4

where you park your car: garage, car park British English/parking lot American English, multi-storey car park British English, parking space, carport

someone who drives a car: driver, motorist, learner driver

someone who drives a rich or important person's car for them: chauffeur, driver


See also
car
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