Leave of absence; especially, leave given to an officer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence.
- A leave of absence or vacation, especially one granted to a member of the armed forces.
- A usually temporary layoff from work.
- A leave of absence from prison granted to a prisoner.
- The papers or documents authorizing a leave: The soldiers had their furloughs in their breast pockets.
- To grant a leave to.
- To lay off (workers).