Definitions for: Furlough

[n] a temporary leave of absence from military duty
[v] grant a leave to; "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
[v] dismiss, usually for economic reasons

Webster (1913) Definition: Fur"lough, n. [Prob. fr. D. verlof, fr. a prefix akin
to E. for + the root of E. lief, and akin to Dan. forlov, Sw.
f["o]rlof, G. verlaub permission. See Life, a.] (Mil.)
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.

Fur"lough, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furloughed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Furloughing.] (Mil.)
To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as
to an offcer or soldier.

Synonyms: lay off

See Also: allow, can, countenance, dismiss, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, leave, leave of absence, let, permit, sack, send away, terminate

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