noun (used with a plural verb)
Origin of homeless
Related formshome·less·ly, adverbhome·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for homelessness
Crime, fiscal recklessness, and homelessness are stirring like discordant strains of music.Why New York—and Bill de Blasio—May Haunt Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Campaign|Lloyd Green|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the issue that brought a child into foster care is homelessness, child welfare systems must find parents housing.
The findings are important in demonstrating that homelessness can often be created by medical—as opposed to lifestyle—deviations.New Research Shows Half of All Homeless Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury|Charlotte Lytton|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Healthcare, hunger, homelessness, prison re-entry, and interfaith dialogue are all key areas plus more.
Lemley says those children face higher rates of incarceration, homelessness, and mental illness.Want to Get Emancipated From Your Parents? Better Be Rich|Eliza Shapiro|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her spirits had unaccountably fallen, the sense of homelessness that had pursued her all these months overtaken her once more.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
The personal lot of this proud heart was not an easy one; homelessness broke him down, and the bitterness of eating others bread.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The couple of dollars were found and the hunger was banished with the homelessness.Neighbors|Jacob A. Riis
At least, you are not pained with sympathy for homelessness in the case of a man so richly endowed.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
The domestic peace of those old streets made her own homelessness the more pitiful to her.
British Dictionary definitions for homelessness
- having nowhere to live
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the homeless