Definition of Furlough

1. Noun. A temporary leave of absence from military duty.

Generic synonyms: Leave, Leave Of Absence



2. Verb. Dismiss, usually for economic reasons. "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
Exact synonyms: Lay Off
Generic synonyms: Can, Dismiss, Displace, Fire, Force Out, Give Notice, Give The Axe, Give The Sack, Sack, Send Away, Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Downsize
Derivative terms: Layoff

3. Verb. Grant a leave to. "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit

Definition of Furlough

1. n. Leave of absence; especially, leave given to an officer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence.

2. v. t. To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an officer or soldier.

Definition of Furlough

1. Noun. A leave of absence or vacation. ¹

2. Noun. The documents authorizing such leave. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A period of unpaid time off, used by an employer to reduce costs. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To grant a furlough to (someone). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furlough

1. to grant a leave of absence to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Furlough

furkids
furl
furlable
furlana
furlanas
furled
furler
furlers
furless
furlessness
furlike
furlined
furling
furlong
furlongs
furlough (current term)
furloughed
furloughing
furloughs
furls
furmenties
furmenty
furmeties
furmety
furmint
furmints
furmities
furmity
furnace
furnace lining

Literary usage of Furlough

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1911)
"The furlough of an enlisted man will show by memorandum of his company commander to what day he was last rationed and the number of rations, if any, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"Sand 19 of the Naval Appropriation Act of July 15, 1870, 16 Stut. at L., 321, abolished the furlough pay list, the President was only authorized to retire ..."

3. Company Administration by William Henry Waldron (1917)
"furlough. A furlough is a permit in writing granting a soldier authority to be ... Procedure to Obtain furlough. Private Morton makes verbal application to ..."

4. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"Dr Bums and Dr Boyd remark that Justices have frequently taken on themselves, at their discretion, to extend the term of the furlough ; whilst it will be ..."

5. Recollections of a Rebel Reefer by James Morris Morgan (1917)
"CHAPTER XXXVII Return to America—Tired of the Egyptian service, but the Khedive declines to allow me to resign — Grants me a furlough with permission to go ..."

6. The Province of Burma: A Report Prepared on Behalf of the University of by Alleyne Ireland (1907)
"The rules are subject to the general limitation that the aggregate amount of furlough and Special Leave with allowances admissible to any officer is six ..."

7. A Half Century Among the Siamese and the Lāo: An Autobiography by Daniel McGilvary (1912)
"Certain symptoms gave me anxiety, and decided me to delay my own furlough no longer. If it was to be taken at all, the sooner the better. So on March 12th, ..."

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