What does furlough mean?

Definitions for furlough
ˈfɜr loʊfur·lough

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. furloughverb

    a temporary leave of absence from military duty

  2. furlough, lay offverb

    dismiss, usually for economic reasons

    "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

  3. furloughverb

    grant a leave to

    "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"

Wiktionary

  1. furloughnoun

    The documents authorizing such leave.

    Etymology: From verlof, cognate with Danish forlov (loaned from ), German Verlaub.

  2. furloughnoun

    A leave of absence or vacation.

    Etymology: From verlof, cognate with Danish forlov (loaned from ), German Verlaub.

  3. furloughnoun

    A period of unpaid time off, used by an employer to reduce costs.

    Etymology: From verlof, cognate with Danish forlov (loaned from ), German Verlaub.

  4. furloughverb

    To grant a furlough to (someone).

    Etymology: From verlof, cognate with Danish forlov (loaned from ), German Verlaub.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furloughadjective

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Furloughverb

    to furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Furlough

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Furlough

    fur′lō, n. leave of absence.—v.t. to grant leave of absence. [Dut. verlof; cf. Ger. verlaub.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. furlough

    A granted leave of absence.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. furlough

    The term is usually applied to the absence with leave of non-commissioned officers and other enlisted men, and may be granted at the discretion of the commanding officer.

  2. furlough

    To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of furlough in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of furlough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of furlough in a Sentence

  1. Joesph Edlow:

    I regret to inform you that offices will begin the process of distributing furlough notices to employees who will be impacted should an administrative furlough be required to start on August 3.

  2. Gregg Bishop:

    In certain neighborhoods, we're going to see a significant economic impact, if this goes on for the next three to five months, certain businesses, I'm sure, are going to have to furlough some of their staff.

  3. Kyle Rittenhouse:

    I got my twelve hundred dollars from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment cause I was on furlough from YMCA. And I got my first unemployment check so I was like,' Oh, I'll use this to buy it,'.

  4. Tiffany Davila:

    As far as the shutdown goes, it is not impacting fire suppression; that is business as usual, regardless of furlough or not. We didn't have to call out for federal assistance with that one, and if there is an emergency, we will work with the feds, and they will work with us.

  5. South Korean negotiator Jeong Eun-bo:

    The decision by the U.S. side to implement the unpaid leave for our workers as planned does not properly reflect the situation of the negotiations and we think this is regrettable, we urge the U.S. to take measures to ensure the workers subject to the furlough scheme can swiftly return to work.

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