homeless

adjective
home·​less | \ ˈhōm-ləs How to pronounce homeless (audio) \

Definition of homeless

: having no home or permanent place of residence

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Other Words from homeless

homelessness noun

Examples of homeless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shots are slated as soon as March 29 for Oregon's thousands of homeless and people ages 45 to 64 with underlying conditions as defined by the CDC, which include cancer, chronic kidney disease, and Type 2 Diabetes. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Oregon vaccine rollout could reach general public by summer, health officials say," 1 Mar. 2021 About 20% of all youths who age out of foster care immediately become homeless, according to the National Foster Youth Institute. Ashton Eley, Arkansas Online, "Grant lets nonprofit build on its mission giving kids new start," 28 Feb. 2021 Already dealing with the impact of the pandemic, economic hardship, social unrest, and an influx of refugees from Syria, the factory explosions that killed 300 and left hundreds of thousands homeless was a devastating blow to the city. Mandeep Rai, Forbes, "The Values That Define Success In Lebanon - Adaptability, Resilience And Confidence.," 28 Feb. 2021 For example, San Mateo and Alameda counties don’t share the costs of homeless outreach teams, Chan said. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area transit agencies are grappling with spiking homelessness. Here's how BART is trying to help," 26 Feb. 2021 Brockhouse tried to project a statesman-like aura, stressing the need for compassion for the homeless and vigilant containment of the pandemic, but arguing that these things should not be achieved by City Hall mandate. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Garcia: First mayoral debate offers more weirdness than cogent analysis," 26 Feb. 2021 Homer Williams, the prominent Portland developer turned homelessness activist, said the property offers an ideal possibility for a homeless transition center. oregonlive, "Concordia creditors do battle as campus slated for June foreclosure auction," 26 Feb. 2021 Such a framework, as Nathan Tankus wrote in his newsletter Notes on the Crises, could be used for instituting eviction bans, to ensure people aren’t left homeless in a pandemic when rising unemployment threatens their ability to pay rent. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "The Case for a Permanent Stimulus," 25 Feb. 2021 In January, the Office of Child and Family Services issued guidance prioritizing vaccinating staff at congregate foster care programs, juvenile detention facilities and homeless youth programs. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, "New York teens 16 and older who are homeless, jailed or in foster care facilities now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of homeless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Mar 2021

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“Homeless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeless. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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homeless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of homeless

: having no place to live

homeless

adjective
home·​less | \ ˈhōm-ləs How to pronounce homeless (audio) \

Kids Definition of homeless

: having no home or permanent residence

Other Words from homeless

homelessness noun

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