homeless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *homles, *hamles, from Old English hāmlēas (homeless), equivalent to home +‎ -less. Cognate with Dutch heemloos, Danish hjemløs (homeless), Swedish hemlös (homeless). Compare also German heimatlos (homeless), Icelandic heimilislaus (homeless), West Frisian dakleas (homeless, literally having no roof, roofless).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhoʊmlɪs/, /ˈhoʊmləs/
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Adjective[edit]

homeless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a permanent place of residence.
    Whenever I pass the park, I see the homeless people sleeping on the benches.

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  • Japanese: ホームレス (hōmuresu)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English homeless.

Noun[edit]

homeless m (plural homeless)

  1. homeless

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