Definition of homeless
: having no home or permanent place of residence
Recent Examples of homeless from the Web
This is especially true when dealing with the mentally ill homeless or distraught people who can be talked down by officers who’ve taken precautions to take themselves out of immediate danger.
Foodshare provides food to about 300 food pantries, community kitchens and homeless shelters in Hartford and Tolland counties and serves about 11.5 million meals a year.
As a poor, Hispanic student growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Pray found school to be a refuge from an unstable family situation that resulted in her becoming homeless at age 16.
About 900,000 of the city’s 2m people have been displaced; 700,000 are still homeless.
Bonds appears to have bounced around the boroughs, including stints at homeless shelters.
In America, there are an estimated 1.6 million homeless young people, according to the True Colors Fund.
A countywide tally of the homeless in January found an increase of 5 percent from last year to 9,116.
The city is going to study the law for 18 months and then roll out a new safe-parking program, says Alisa Orduna, the mayor’s homeless-policy director.
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First Known Use of homeless
before 12th century
HOMELESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of homeless for English Language Learners
: having no place to live
HOMELESS Defined for Kids
Definition of homeless for Students
: having no home or permanent residence
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