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definition of the word garage

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From French garage, from garer (to shelter).


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garage (plural garages)

  1. A building (or section of a building) used to store a car, tools and other miscellaneous items.
  2. (mostly UK, Canada) A place where cars are serviced and repaired.
  3. (mostly UK, Canada) A petrol filling station,
  4. (dated, 20th century, North America) An independent automobile repair shop.
  5. (attributive) A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage.
  6. (UK) A type of electronic dance music.

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.

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