homeless

[ hohm-lis ]
/ ˈhoʊm lɪs /

adjective

without a home: a homeless child.

noun (used with a plural verb)

the homeless, persons who lack permanent housing.

Origin of homeless

First recorded in 1605–15

Related forms

home·less·ly, adverbhome·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homelessness

homeless

/ (ˈhəʊmlɪs) /

adjective

  1. having nowhere to live
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the homeless

Derived Forms

homelessness, noun
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