Garage vs Shelter - What's the difference?

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Garage is a related term of shelter.

As nouns the difference between garage and shelter

is that garage is while shelter is a refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.

As a verb shelter is

to provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.




(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.


    * (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


  • To store in a garage.
  • We garaged the convertible during the monsoon months.
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  • References





    (en noun)
  • A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=7 citation , passage=The detective kept them in view. He made his way casually along the inside of the shelter until he reached an open scuttle close to where the two men were standing talking. Eavesdropping was not a thing Larard would have practised from choice, but there were times when, in the public interest, he had to do it, and this was one of them.}}
  • An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
  • Derived terms

    * bus shelter


    (en verb)
  • To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
  • * Dryden
  • Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
  • * Southey
  • You have no convents in which such persons may be received and sheltered .
  • To take cover.
  • During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.