verb (used with object)
Origin of furlough
Examples from the Web for furlough
Days later, after four years in jail, Tavakoli was freed on furlough.
With more than 2/3 of CIA civilians on furlough, a number of worst-case situations became far more likely.With the Govt Open it’s Time to Repair National Security|Andrew Borene|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly she has the power to furlough people, so she uses it.
These are employees already being effected by furlough brought under the sequester.How the Government Shutdown Hurts National Security|Josh Rogin|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Food Safety and Inspection Service says it will be forced to furlough employees if cuts are enacted.
Though our company contained but 14 unwounded soldiers it was very hard to obtain the furlough.A German deserter's war experience|Anonymous
I design to write to the General Court requesting a dismission, or at least a furlough.
So you got a furlough and you're on your way to Chicago now?Ethel Morton at Chautauqua|Mabell S. C. Smith
The other fellow drew; he, too, got a blank, leaving the paper marked "furlough" in the hat for me.Reminiscences of a Private|Frank M. Mixson
Sterling, who was absent on furlough, died at his home in Greensboro, N.C.
Word Origin for furlough
The -gh spelling developed by 1770s and represents an "f" that was once pronounced at the end of the word but disappeared fairly soon thereafter in English.
1783, from furlough (n.). Related: Furloughed; furloughing.