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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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furlough

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

furlough

[ˈfɜːləʊ] N (US) → permiso m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

furlough

[ˈfɜːrləʊ] n
(US) [worker] → permission f, congé m
[soldier] → permission f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

furlough

n (Mil, Admin) → Urlaub m; to go on furloughin Urlaub gehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

furlough

[ˈfɜːləʊ] n (esp Am) → licenza, permesso, congedo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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According to the union, at airports and air traffic control facilities across the country, work is being deferred, equipment is not getting fixed, and flights are being delayed or diverted as a result of the sequestration budget cuts and the furloughing of the FAA workforce.
Congress has approved a continuing resolution (CR) that among other things will allow USDA to shift funds around to avoid furloughing government meat inspectors later this year.
3, 2011 (CENS) -- Following reports of staff being furloughed in industrial and tech parks around the island, Jennifer Wang, chairperson of the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), recently declared that profitable enterprises are prohibited from furloughing employees, and must first submit documents to CLA such as financial and order statements etc.