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”).
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homeless (not comparable)
- Lacking a permanent place of residence.
- Whenever I pass the park, I see the homeless people sleeping on the benches.