furlough


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fur·lough

 (fûr′lō)
n.
1.
a. A leave of absence or vacation, especially one granted to a member of the armed forces.
b. A usually temporary layoff from work.
c. A temporary leave of absence granted to a prisoner under special circumstances, such as the need to attend the funeral of a family member, or for a special purpose, such as participation in a work program.
2. The papers or documents authorizing a leave: The soldiers had their furloughs in their breast pockets.
tr.v. fur·loughed, fur·lough·ing, fur·loughs
1. To grant a furlough to.
2. To terminate the employment of (a worker).

[Alteration of vorloffe, furlogh, from Dutch verlof, from Middle Dutch; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

furlough

(ˈfɜːləʊ)
n
1. (Military) leave of absence from military duty
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US a temporary laying-off of employees, usually because there is insufficient work to occupy them
vb (tr)
3. (Military) to grant a furlough to
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US to lay off (staff) temporarily
[C17: from Dutch verlof, from ver- for- + lof leave, permission; related to Swedish förlof]

fur•lough

(ˈfɜr loʊ)

n.
1. a vacation or leave of absence, as one granted to a person in military service; leave.
2. a usu. temporary layoff from work.
3. a temporary leave of absence authorized for a prisoner from a penitentiary.
v.t.
4. to grant a furlough to.
5. to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usu. temporarily.
[1615–25; variant of earlier furlogh, furloff < Dutch verlof leave, permission; see for-, leave2]

furlough


Past participle: furloughed
Gerund: furloughing

Imperative
furlough
furlough
Present
I furlough
you furlough
he/she/it furloughs
we furlough
you furlough
they furlough
Preterite
I furloughed
you furloughed
he/she/it furloughed
we furloughed
you furloughed
they furloughed
Present Continuous
I am furloughing
you are furloughing
he/she/it is furloughing
we are furloughing
you are furloughing
they are furloughing
Present Perfect
I have furloughed
you have furloughed
he/she/it has furloughed
we have furloughed
you have furloughed
they have furloughed
Past Continuous
I was furloughing
you were furloughing
he/she/it was furloughing
we were furloughing
you were furloughing
they were furloughing
Past Perfect
I had furloughed
you had furloughed
he/she/it had furloughed
we had furloughed
you had furloughed
they had furloughed
Future
I will furlough
you will furlough
he/she/it will furlough
we will furlough
you will furlough
they will furlough
Future Perfect
I will have furloughed
you will have furloughed
he/she/it will have furloughed
we will have furloughed
you will have furloughed
they will have furloughed
Future Continuous
I will be furloughing
you will be furloughing
he/she/it will be furloughing
we will be furloughing
you will be furloughing
they will be furloughing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furloughing
you have been furloughing
he/she/it has been furloughing
we have been furloughing
you have been furloughing
they have been furloughing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furloughing
you will have been furloughing
he/she/it will have been furloughing
we will have been furloughing
you will have been furloughing
they will have been furloughing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furloughing
you had been furloughing
he/she/it had been furloughing
we had been furloughing
you had been furloughing
they had been furloughing
Conditional
I would furlough
you would furlough
he/she/it would furlough
we would furlough
you would furlough
they would furlough
Past Conditional
I would have furloughed
you would have furloughed
he/she/it would have furloughed
we would have furloughed
you would have furloughed
they would have furloughed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furlough - a temporary leave of absence from military duty
leave, leave of absence - the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
Verb1.furlough - dismiss, usually for economic reasons; "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, can, force out, displace, fire, dismiss, terminate - terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
downsize - dismiss from work; "three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis"
2.furlough - grant a leave to; "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

furlough

noun
A regularly scheduled period spent away from work or duty, often in recreation:
Chiefly British: holiday.
Translations
dovolenkanucená dovolenápropustka
lomalomalupamyöntää
licença sem vencimento
dopust

furlough

[ˈfɜːləʊ] N (US) → permiso m

furlough

[ˈfɜːrləʊ] n
(US) [worker] → permission f, congé m
[soldier] → permission f

furlough

n (Mil, Admin) → Urlaub m; to go on furloughin Urlaub gehen

furlough

[ˈfɜːləʊ] n (esp Am) → licenza, permesso, congedo
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile, he was enjoying a long furlough which would not be over for six months; and already the dowagers of the Faubourg Saint-Germain were pitying the handsome and apparently delicate stripling for the hard work in store for him.
He had been an officer in the army of the United States, but had resigned in disgust, on being refused a furlough, and had taken to trapping beaver and trading among the Indians.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
Next day he applied both for furlough and his discharge, and professing to be ill, so as to see no one, he went away to the country.
Other men, having made their strike, had headed south for the States, taking a furlough from the grim Arctic battle.
He was back at his post, after a long furlough to England, where he had entered his son into Oxford.
Either his furlough was up, or he dreaded to meet any witnesses of his Waterloo flight.
A final take-away from this article is succinct, but nevertheless profound: 100 percent of the work during a furlough cannot be done with fewer resources at the original work rate.
Even as a valid, negotiated choice for Flight Attendants, this would not even provide job options to cover management's desired furlough numbers.
Mumbai, Oct 30 ( ANI ): Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was on a leave of furlough, left his home for Pune this morning to serve his remaining jail term in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
That wasn't a furlough the 800,000 federal workers had, but it was frustrating.
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: Fewer than 18,000 of the department's 114,486 employees would be furloughed, and if the furlough is prolonged, some of those could be brought back to work.