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EtymologyEdit

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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  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhoʊmlɪs/, /ˈhoʊmləs/
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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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