Definitions for furloughˈfɜr loʊ
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a temporary leave of absence from military duty
furlough, lay off(verb)
dismiss, usually for economic reasons
"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
grant a leave to
"The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
The documents authorizing such leave.
A leave of absence or vacation.
A period of unpaid time off, used by an employer to reduce costs.
To grant a furlough to (someone).
Origin: From verlof, cognate with Danish forlov (loaned from ), German Verlaub.
leave of abserice; especially, leave given to an offcer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence
to furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier
Origin: [Prob. fr. D. verlof, fr. a prefix akin to E. for + the root of E. lief, and akin to Dan. forlov, Sw. frlof, G. verlaub permission. See Life, a.]
In the United States, a furlough is a temporary unpaid leave of some employees due to special needs of a company, which may be due to economic conditions at the specific employer or in the economy as a whole. These involuntary furloughs may be short or long term, and many of those affected may seek other temporary employment during that time.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Educators actually saw their pay cut due to furlough days which kept the District afloat.
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- nucená dovolená, propustka, dovolenkaCzech
- sabático, sabático obligatorio no pagado, auciencia no pagadaSpanish
- lomautus, loma, [[myöntää]] [[loma]], lomalupaFinnish
- fòrladhScottish Gaelic
- onbetaald verlof, verlofDutch
- отпуск, увольнение, увольнительнаяRussian
- prisilni odmor, neplaćeni dopustSerbo-Croatian
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