Meaning of furlough
Pronunciation: (fûr'lō), [key]
- a vacation or leave of absence granted to an enlisted person.
- a usually temporary layoff from work: Many plant workers have been forced to go on furlough.
- a temporary leave of absence authorized for a prisoner from a penitentiary.
- to grant a furlough to.
- to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usually temporarily.
- furlough (Thesaurus)