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Meaning of FURLOUGH

Pronunciation:  'furlow

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

FURLOUGH is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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