Adjective "garage" definition and examples

(Garage may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɡəˈrɑːʒ//ˈɡarɑː(d)ʒ//ˈɡarɪdʒ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A building for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles.
  1. 'a bus garage'
  2. 'Ensure all doors and windows are secured and buildings like sheds, garages and outhouses have good quality locks and even alarms fitted.'
  3. 'The garages are behind a building company premises.'
  4. 'Many fires started when lava ignited gasoline stored in buildings and garages in this eastern Congo town.'
  5. 'Zoning permits carriage houses, thus providing flexible space for a home office, an in-law apartment, or affordable rental housing above garages.'
  6. 'Retrospective planning permission for the garage and underneath storage building, which is on green belt land, had already been refused.'
  7. 'The new building will include facilities for visiting surveyors, offices, rescue team equipment, a garage for three vehicles and a workshop.'
  8. 'The Council's executive member for the environment appealed to drivers to put their vehicles in driveways and garages to keep roads clear for gritting.'
  9. 'It boasts many outbuildings, a guest house, workshop, garages and even air raid bunkers.'
  10. 'In addition to the existing pub there are two garages and offices, as well as housing.'
  11. 'Bloomfield is a two-storey Victorian building with garages, courtyard and conservatory and has been vacant for two years.'
  12. 'Another example of a possessory lien is if you take your truck to a garage for repairs, the garage can keep possession of your truck until you pay the repair bill.'
  13. 'But perhaps the main reason why most people shy away from LPG conversions is that it is sometimes difficult to find a garage that sells the fuel.'
  14. 'If we are not careful we will end up with a town full of houses and nothing else, as hotels, garages, nursing homes, pubs, clubs, churches and shops succumb to the smug economic reality of spiralling property prices.'
  15. 'We submitted a vehicle to seven garages, all of which failed to spot at least one significant fault identified by a senior RAC inspector as MOT fails.'
  16. 'That meant the companies' own garages got fuel cheaper than independent rivals, who were priced out of the market.'
  17. 'The study in France found a link between cases of acute leukaemia among youngsters and how close they lived to a petrol station or a garage carrying out car repairs.'
  18. 'The garage is selling petrol at 97.9 cent per litre.'
  19. 'Wigan and Oldham are the best places in the area to fill up if you are looking to save the pennies, with the cheapest garages there selling unleaded petrol at 79.9p a litre.'
  20. 'There was a garage for repairs, petrol pumps, a shop, taxi service and private cars for hire.'
  21. 'The only place the councils should be getting involved here is with the existing Trading Standards officers that they control to clamp down on garages who pass these vehicles on their annual test.'
A style of unpolished, energetic rock music associated with suburban amateur bands.
  1. 'Sonic Youth's 19th album doesn't break any new ground, but it does serve as a reminder that the band invented this style of music - garage rock with avant-garde scope and ambition.'
  2. 'The spunky ‘Vertigo’ is a breezy sprint through jagged, two-chord garage rock.'
  3. 'The White Stripes cannot single-handedly satiate one man's desire for primal garage rock.'
  4. 'Both artists are born out of DJ culture and enjoy wildly diverse musical tastes, which isn't to say that this is merely a voguish rediscovery of garage rock.'
  5. 'Tacking on vibraphones to clumsy, endlessly repetitive garage rock does nothing but emphasize the complete lack of original ideas that plagues this album.'
  6. 'Whilst garage rock has blustered into the mainstream, this is a band that has more or less written the book on 21st century glittered, gutter level, punk with an IQ.'
  7. 'The Pedestrians are a similar ilk of kitchen sink tales set to garage rock and new wave styling.'
  8. 'A substantial percentage of garage rock fans are considerably younger than the music they enjoy, so nostalgia is obviously not a factor.'
  9. 'Nearly three years ago, they had hopped on the Whites Stripes wagon of American garage rock under a band name of Pavor.'
  10. 'Old school garage rock may be fun and sloppy, but the amateur aesthetic has its limits when one hits a professional stage.'
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.
  1. 'The sound is a direct descendant of old skool UK garage, the bumpy beats of yore with rubbery basslines and cutting edge sampling techniques, taking in everything from soul to electro to jazz to blue grass.'
  2. 'The soundtrack, meanwhile, has moved away from his UK garage and hip hop origins and takes in everything from soul, dance and chillout to rock and anything else he fancies.'
  3. 'Do you need large doses of garage, deep house and Afro Latin rhythms to get your head together?'
  4. 'There are echoes of hip-hop, reggae, socca, calypso and soul in garage.'
  5. 'Ska, dub, house, drum and bass, hip hop and UK garage have all been thrown in to The Streets' sampler for processing and rearrangement.'
  6. 'Just as Radio Caroline in the 1960s paved the way for Radio 1, the London pirates are turning garage and dance music into commercial hits.'
  7. 'They moved away from UK garage to a more hip hop sound.'
  8. 'Drum & bass has infiltrated house and hip hop and garage, which is good because it keeps things changing.'
  9. 'Within UK garage there are different genres of music: sublow, grime, 4/4 and old school.'
  10. 'In recent years, both hip-hop and UK garage have developed a culture of duality.'

verb

Put or keep (a motor vehicle) in a garage.
  1. 'When I was in high school a friend drove a 1970 Impala that his gearhead dad had kept garaged for years.'
  2. 'The lion's share of theft takes place outside people's homes, so insurers may be reluctant to give cover to a bike that is not garaged at night.'
  3. 'One day, he announced that he was buying a motorcycle combination, and that he would have to build a shed to garage it.'
  4. 'Data showed that consumers wanted year-round performance in a sedan or coupe, rather than purchasing a sport utility while garaging their existing rear-wheel-drive luxury car.'
  5. 'To stay a week in 1946 was five guineas all inclusive of breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, plus one and six to garage the car.'
  6. 'During the trial period the test car was not garaged, but exposed to moderately cold Michigan weather and one light snowfall.'
  7. 'The Ford is garaged every night and it is always in good running order.'
  8. 'Capable of garaging the team's four Land Rovers, its extensive rescue gear, the base now boasts a control room, offices, meeting room, kitchen, showers, and a place for relatives to wait pending news of a recovery operation.'
  9. 'As it isn't, it could be something unusual that occurs only when you garage the car.'

More definitions

1. a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.

2. a commercial establishment for repairing and servicing motor vehicles. verb (used with object), garaged, garaging.

3. to put or keep in a garage.

More examples(as adjective)

"alterations can be garage."

Origin

Early 20th century: from French, from garer ‘to shelter’.