Homeless meaning

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Homeless is defined as the group of people who have no place to live or sleep.

The people lined up outside a shelter in the evening are an example of homeless.

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Having no home; without a permanent place of residence.
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The definition of homeless is not having a place to live or sleep.

Someone who stays in a shelter is an example of homeless.

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Having no home or haven.
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People without homes considered as a group. Often used with the.
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Whenever I pass the park, I see the homeless people sleeping on the benches.

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the homeless
  • those typically poor or sometimes mentally ill people who are unable to maintain a place to live and therefore often may sleep in the streets, parks, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the homeless

Origin of homeless

  • From Middle English *homles, *hamles, from Old English hāmlēas (“homeless”), equivalent to home +‎ -less. Cognate with Danish hjemløs (“homeless”), Swedish hemlös (“homeless”), Dutch heemloos. Compare also German heimatlos (“homeless”), Icelandic heimilislaus (“homeless”).

    From Wiktionary