What does homeless mean?

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ˈhoʊm lɪshome·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homeless, homeless personnoun

    someone unfortunate without housing

    "a homeless was found murdered in Central Park"

  2. homelessadjective

    poor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in

    "the homeless became a problem in the large cities"

  3. homeless, statelessadjective

    without nationality or citizenship

    "stateless persons"

  4. dispossessed, homeless, rooflessadjective

    physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

    "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern


  1. homelessadjective

    Lacking a permanent place of residence.

    Whenever I pass the park, I see the homeless people sleeping on the benches.


  1. Homeless

    Homeless is a 1986 song by Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo lead singer Joseph Shabalala. The song was the first recorded by Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Simon's album Graceland. The song launched the international career of the South African group and introduced Zulu isicathimiya music to new western audiences. Shabalala provided the music, from the melody of a traditional Zulu wedding tune, and new Zulu words. Simon provided the English lyrics. The text has been taken as protest music, though Shabalala has said that the phrase "we are homeless" is similar to the words a Zulu person uses when proposing to his bride.


  1. homeless

    Homeless refers to individuals or families who lack a fixed, regular, adequate, and safe nighttime residence or shelter. This includes those who live on the streets, in temporary shelters, in vehicles, or in places not meant for human habitation. It may also refer to those who are at imminent risk of losing their primary nighttime residence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homelessadjective

    destitute of a home

  2. Etymology: [AS. hmleas.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'homeless' in Adjectives Frequency: #996

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of homeless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of homeless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of homeless in a Sentence

  1. Abe Hagenston:

    Being homeless is my business now, my business is being homeless.

  2. Mother Teresa:

    We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

  3. Ray Ferrara:

    I decided to raise money for a Colorado nonprofit living in New Jersey becausea homeless veteran is a homeless veteran, our veterans have fought for all 50 states, not just one.So, I feel it would be wrong of me to not raise moneyfor homeless veterans just becausethey happen to live in a different state.

  4. Paul Boden:

    It's so indicative of how dehumanizing we've become about homeless people, if you are going to hose somebody down, they are probably going to move. Water is a very effective tool to get someone to move, and it's become a tool in addressing homeless in America today. It's pretty sad.

  5. Clifford Villalon:

    Being homeless is not the absence of the soul. I was homeless and needed help. Help yourself too, even if others will not offer anything for you.

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. observe
    • B. aggravate
    • C. interrogate
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