homeless

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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)

  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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