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FURLOUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does furlough mean? 

FURLOUGH (noun)
  The noun FURLOUGH has 1 sense:

1. a temporary leave of absence from military duty

  Familiarity information: FURLOUGH used as a noun is very rare.


FURLOUGH (verb)
  The verb FURLOUGH has 2 senses:

1. dismiss, usually for economic reasons
2. grant a leave to

  Familiarity information: FURLOUGH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FURLOUGH (noun)


Sense 1furlough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary leave of absence from military duty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("furlough" is a kind of...):

leave; leave of absence (the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty)


FURLOUGH (verb)


Sense 1furlough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dismiss, usually for economic reasons

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

furlough; lay off

Context example:

She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

Hypernyms (to "furlough" is one way to...):

can; dismiss; fire; force out; give notice; give the axe; give the sack; sack; send away; terminate (terminate the employment of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2furlough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant a leave to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children

Hypernyms (to "furlough" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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