Garage vs Outbuilding - What's the difference?

garage | outbuilding |


As nouns the difference between garage and outbuilding

is that garage is a building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items while outbuilding is a building, such as a barn, shed, or garage, that is separate from, but associated with some main building.

As a verb garage

is to store in a garage.

garage

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A building (or section of a building) used to store a car or cars, tools and other miscellaneous items.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1931, author=
  • , title=Death Walks in Eastrepps , chapter=2/2 citation , passage=A little further on, to the right, was a large garage , where the charabancs stood, half in and half out of the yard.}}
  • (chiefly, British, Canada, Australia, NZ)  A place where cars are .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages , the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (chiefly, British, Canada, Australia, NZ)  A petrol filling station.
  •   An independent automobile repair shop.
  • (attributive)  A type of guitar rock music, personified by amateur bands playing in the basement or garage.
  • (British)  A type of electronic dance music related to house music, with warped and time-stretched sounds.
  • Usage notes

    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.

    Synonyms

    * (a petrol filling station) filling station, gas station (North America), petrol station (UK)

    Derived terms

    * garage band * garage rock * garage sale * garage startup * parking garage * speed garage * UK garage

    Verb

    (garag)
  • To store in a garage.
  • We garaged the convertible during the monsoon months.
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    outbuilding

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A building, such as a barn, shed, or garage, that is separate from, but associated with some main building