[ verb ] (work) dismiss, usually for economic reasons
"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)
The spokesman said the number to be furloughed cannot be estimated since the lay-offs must be carried_out in each area depending_on what men are most needed on_the_job .
[ noun ] (military,work) a temporary leave of absence from military duty
Used in print(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
My memory has catalogued for easy reference and withdrawal the image of her pink , scented stationery and the unsloped , almost printed configurations of her neat , studious handwriting with which she invited me to recall our summer , so many sentences beginning with `` Remember when '' ; and_others concerning camp friends who resided in her suburban neighborhood , and news of her commencing again her piano_lessons , her private_school , a visit to Boston to see her grandparents and an uncle who was a surgeon returned on furlough , wounded , from the war in Europe .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22276
[ verb ] grant a leave to
"The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"