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furlough

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noun fur·lough \ˈfər-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of furlough

  • : a period of time when a soldier is allowed to leave the place where he or she is stationed

  • : a period of time when an employee is told not to come to work and is not paid

  • : a period of time when a prisoner is allowed to leave prison

Full Definition of furlough

  1. :  a leave of absence from duty granted especially to a soldier; also :  a document authorizing such a leave of absence

Examples of furlough

  1. Each employee will have a one-day furlough every month.

  2. <the landscaping company usually has to put most of its personnel on furlough during the extremely slow winter months>



Origin of furlough

Dutch verlof, literally, permission, from Middle Dutch, from ver- for- + lof permission; akin to Middle High German loube permission — more at for-, leave


First Known Use: 1625


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furlough

verb fur·lough

Simple Definition of furlough

  • : to grant a furlough to (someone)

  • : to put (a worker) on furlough

Full Definition of furlough

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to grant a furlough to

  3. 2 :  to lay off from work

Examples of furlough

  1. The company will consider furloughing a small number of workers.



1781

First Known Use of furlough

1781



FURLOUGH Defined for Kids

furlough

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noun fur·lough \ˈfər-lō\

Definition of furlough

  1. :  a leave of absence from duty





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