Meaning of “garage” in the English Dictionary

"garage" in British English

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uk /ˈɡær.ɑːʒ/ /ˈɡær.ɪdʒ/ us /ɡəˈrɑːʒ/

garage noun (CARS)

A2 [ C ] a building where a car is kept, built next to or as part of a house:

Did you put the car in the garage?

B1 [ C ] a place where cars are repaired:

The car's still at the garage getting fixed.

[ C ] UK US gas station a place where fuel is sold for cars and other vehicles

UK a place where cars are sold

More examples

  • If you're near the garage, could you check to see if the car's ready?
  • I've booked the car into the garage because the clutch is slipping.
  • The wind has packed the snow against the garage door.
  • We ran out of petrol on the way home, but as luck would have it, we were very near a garage.
  • We've just had a new garage built at great expense.

garageverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɡær.ɑːʒ/ /ˈɡær.ɪdʒ/ us /ɡəˈrɑːʒ/

(Definition of “garage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"garage" in American English

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garagenoun [ C ]

us /ɡəˈrɑʒ, -ˈrɑdʒ/ /ɡəˈræʒ, -ˈrædʒ/

a building where a car or cars are kept, esp. one that is next to or part of a house:

The car wasn’t in the garage so I thought you weren’t home.

A garage is also a place where you can have your car repaired.

(Definition of “garage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)