Adjective "furlough" definition and examples

(Furlough may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːləʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

Leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.
  1. count noun 'a six-week furlough in Australia'
  2. 'I have just learned that Cousin George has got his furlough extended thirty days.'
  3. 'Harrison went home on furlough in 1864 to campaign against pro-Southern Democrats in Indiana.'
  4. 'We went to France for a little furlough as Marty and Grant call it.'
  5. 'He has never once been granted a furlough - even to attend his mother's funeral.'
  6. 'When the missionary is furloughing, the church assists with the spiritual nurture, care and physical needs of the missionary such as helping to locate housing while on furlough.'
  7. 'In October, he was allowed home on a two-week furlough - and refused to go back.'
  8. 'Joseph was home on furlough July through mid-September.'
  9. 'His occasional trips to England, on furlough or for training, were when he felt most out of water.'
  10. 'It has also promised better treatment of sick soldiers, and has vowed to expand the programme of 15-day furloughs introduced last month - despite the failure of about 30 soldiers to catch their flights back to Iraq.'
  11. 'During the 1957-58 academic year, Kelley was on furlough and returned to Southern as visiting professor of Old Testament.'

verb

Grant leave of absence to.

    More definitions

    1. Military. a vacation or leave of absence granted to an enlisted person.

    2. a usually temporary layoff from work: Many plant workers have been forced to go on furlough.

    3. a temporary leave of absence authorized for a prisoner from a penitentiary. verb (used with object)

    4. to grant a furlough to.

    5. to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usually temporarily.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "days can be furlough."

    "clauses can be furlough."

    "plans can be furlough."

    "dates can be furlough."

    "announcements can be furlough."

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    Origin

    Early 17th century: from Dutch verlof, modelled on German Verlaub, of West Germanic origin and related to leave.