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|part of speech:
||a building or part of a building built to shelter cars, trucks, or other vehicles.
We own two cars, but the garage only has room for one.
||a business for repairing cars, trucks, or other vehicles.
Our old car is at the garage again.
is from an early French word that means "to shelter or dock ships." The French word came from a German word that meant "to take care."