Definitions for furloughˈfɜr loʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a vacation or leave of absence, as one granted to a person in military service; leave.
a usu. temporary layoff from work.
a temporary leave of absence authorized for a prisoner from a penitentiary.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to grant a furlough to.
to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usu. temporarily.
Origin of furlough:
1615–25; var. of earlier furlogh, furloff < D verlof leave, permission; see for- , leave2
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
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.
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