from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no home or haven.
- n. People without homes considered as a group. Often used with the.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking a permanent place of residence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of a home.
- n.pl. Those people who have no permanent residence, especially those who live outdoors due to poverty; usually used in the definite phrase the homeless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destitute of a home.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone unfortunate without housing
- n. poor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in
- adj. without nationality or citizenship
- adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security
Sure, the creators of iCarly do not actually use the term "homeless", but instead feel justified by making fun of "hobos".
I would never use the word homeless to describe my lingering feelings for him.
With this war winding down, we have a chance as a nation to banish the word "homeless veteran" from our vocabulary.
With the war in Iraq finally winding down, we have a chance as a nation to banish the word "homeless veteran" from our vocabulary.
Even though the word "homeless" suggests the absence of a home is the sole defining characteristic, homelessness is far more complex than the name suggests.
He says the dynamic is changing, with more of what he termed the "homeless and road warrior-type street youth."
Some long term homeless campers in Waikiki like the idea of homeless safe zones.
The most basic thing we can do to help the homeless is to reach out to them and acknowledge them as fellow human beings.
A charity that leases from private landlords then sub-lets to the homeless is looking to expand amid fears more people could soon be living on the streets
So really being homeless is more of a character flaw (extreme hedonism) than mental health crisis.