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Definition of furlough:

  1. Leave of abserice; especially, leave given to an offcer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence.
  2. To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier.

Synonyms:

dismissal, coffee break, career gapper, compassionate leave, absenteeism, ease out, stop, down time, comp time, leave, give someone notice, redundancy, pink slip, dismiss, ax, half-day, give up, retire, work, quit, discontinue, cease, fire, pay off, educational leave, pension off, lay off, discharge, break.

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