[fur-loh] /ˈfɜr loʊ/
Military. 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.
verb (used with object)
to grant a furlough to.
to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usually temporarily.
leave of absence from military duty
(US) a temporary laying-off of employees, usually because there is insufficient work to occupy them
to grant a furlough to
(US) to lay off (staff) temporarily
1620s, vorloffe, from Dutch verlof, literally “permission,” from Middle Dutch ver- “completely, for” + laf, lof “permission,” which is related to the second element in believe and to leave (n.).
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.
/ˈfɜːməntɪ/ noun 1. variants of frumenty
[foo r-mint] /ˈfʊər mɪnt/ noun 1. a variety of grape from which Tokay is made. 2. the vine bearing this grape, grown in northeastern Hungary.
[froo-muh n-tee] /ˈfru mən ti/ noun, British Dialect. 1. a dish of hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. /ˈfruːməntɪ/ noun 1. (Brit) a kind of porridge made from hulled wheat boiled with milk, sweetened, and spiced