|1.||[ verb ] (work) dismiss, usually for economic reasons|
"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
|Related terms:||fire layoff|
|2.||[ noun ] (military,work) a temporary leave of absence from military duty|
|3.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22276|
|4.||[ verb ] grant a leave to|
"The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"