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In June 2010, I moved out of my apartment and I have been mostly homeless ever since, off and on. I just live in Airbnb apartments and I check in every week in different homes in San Francisco.
Brian Chesky

Meaning of "homeless" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOMELESS

homeless  [ˈhəʊmlɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOMELESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Homeless is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HOMELESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

homeless

Homelessness

Homelessness describes the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure, and adequate housing, or lack "fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence." The legal definition of "homeless" varies from country to country, or among different entities or institutions in the same country or region. The term homeless may also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a homeless shelter, a warming center, a domestic violence shelter, a vehicle, cardboard boxes, a tent, tarpaulins, or other ad hoc housing situations. American Government homeless enumeration studies also include persons who sleep in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. There are a number of organisations who provide provisions for the homeless for example, The Salvation Army. An estimated 100 million people worldwide were homeless in 2005. In western countries, the large majority of homeless are men, with single males particularly overrepresented. In the USA, LGBT people are over-represented among homeless youth, at 39%.

Definition of homeless in the English dictionary

The definition of homeless in the dictionary is having nowhere to live.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOMELESS


aimless
ˈeɪmlɪs
armless
ˈɑːmlɪs
blameless
ˈbleɪmlɪs
bottomless
ˈbɒtəmlɪs
combless
ˈkəʊmlɪs
fathomless
ˈfæðəmlɪs
flameless
ˈfleɪmlɪs
foamless
ˈfəʊmlɪs
formless
ˈfɔːmlɪs
frameless
ˈfreɪmlɪs
gormless
ˈɡɔːmlɪs
harmless
ˈhɑːmlɪs
limbless
ˈlɪmlɪs
nameless
ˈneɪmlɪs
seamless
ˈsiːmlɪs
shameless
ˈʃeɪmlɪs
stemless
ˈstɛmlɪs
symptomless
ˈsɪmptəmlɪs
timeless
ˈtaɪmlɪs
victimless
ˈvɪktɪmlɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOMELESS

homebred
homebuyer
homecomer
homecoming
homecraft
homefelt
homegirl
homeland
homeland security
homelands movement
homeless shelter
homelessness
homelier
homeliest
homelike
homelily
homeliness
homely
homelyn
homemaker

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOMELESS

ageless
boneless
careless
changeless
clueless
faceless
hopeless
less
lifeless
loveless
nevertheless
nonetheless
priceless
scoreless
senseless
sleeveless
tasteless
tireless
tubeless
useless
wireless

Synonyms and antonyms of homeless in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOMELESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «homeless» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of homeless

Translation of «homeless» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOMELESS

Find out the translation of homeless to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of homeless from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «homeless» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无家可归的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sin hogar
570 millions of speakers

English

homeless
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेघर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَرِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бездомный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desabrigado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গৃহহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

SDF
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiada tempat tinggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

obdachlos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

住む家のない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

집이 없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora duwe omah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô gia cư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீடற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेघर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

evsiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

senza casa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezdomny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безпритульний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fără adăpost
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άστεγος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

haweloses
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hemlös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hjemløs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of homeless

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMELESS»

The term «homeless» is very widely used and occupies the 5.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMELESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «homeless» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «homeless» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about homeless

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOMELESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word homeless.
1
Tony Abbott
We just can't stop people from being homeless if that's their choice.
2
Andy Andrews
When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year; my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions - all my own, I might add - I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.
3
Charles Bass
Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime.
4
Jello Biafra
You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
5
Mike Birbiglia
Starbucks is the last public space with chairs. It's a shower for homeless people. And it's a place you can write all day. The baristas don't glare at you. They don't even look at you.
6
Brian Chesky
In June 2010, I moved out of my apartment and I have been mostly homeless ever since, off and on. I just live in Airbnb apartments and I check in every week in different homes in San Francisco.
7
Vince Clarke
With a track like 'White Christmas,' everybody has done that song in every format you can imagine, so I just looked at the chords at that particular song and what chords would make it work. That's kind of quite a sad song, and I had this idea of someone singing it in the subway, someone who is homeless, old and sad.
8
Misha Collins
I grew up with a family that had very little and were at times homeless.
9
Larry David
When I was living in New York and didn't have a penny to my name, I would walk around the streets and occasionally I would see an alcove or something. And I'd think, that'll be good, that'll be a good spot for me when I'm homeless.
10
Larry David
I was planning on my future as a homeless person. I had a really good spot picked out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOMELESS»

Discover the use of homeless in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to homeless and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Homeless
By the late 1980s, the homeless were everywhere--a grim reminder of America's social and economic troubles. Renowned social analyst Jencks discusses the causes and extent of this problem and what can be done about it.
Christopher Jencks, 1995
2
Homeless Bird
Leaving Home...forever.
Gloria Whelan, 2009
3
Address Unknown: The Homeless in America
Finding the origins of the problem to be social and political rather than economic, Wright (human relations, Tulane) outlines remedies based on existing and modified social and health services. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95.
James D. Wright, 2009
4
Tell them who I am: the lives of homeless women
An investigation into the lives of homeless women, based on firsthand encounters and interviews, describes how they meet their most basic needs, the reasons for their homelessness, their personal struggles, and the sobering obstacles they ...
Elliot Liebow, 1993
5
Being Young and Homeless: Understanding how Youth Enter and ...
This insightful book is relevant for students and practitioners of social work, sociology, social administration, and public policy.
Jeff Karabanow, 2004
6
Homeless
Homeless looks at what it means to be without a home, both in the developed and developing worlds.
Judy Bastyra, 1996
7
Homeless
A first-person narrative tells the story of young, hope-filled Mikey and his family and their stay in an emergency shelter and at New York City's Henry Street Settlement Urban Family Center
‎1995
8
Homeless #2
Then she finds a group of strays living in the wild, and knows she can domesticate them—even though she’s been told that these are feral cats, who see humans as their enemies.
Laurie Halse Anderson, 2007
9
Reading the Homeless: The Media's Image of Homeless Culture
Examines the various ways--both verbal and visual--in which the media have portrayed the homeless over the last 20 years.
Eungjun Min, 1999
10
Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America
Homeless explores the efforts of private and public institutions to solve the problem of homelessness by tracing the rise and fall of skid rows in America through the lens of New York's Bowery.
Ella Howard, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOMELESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term homeless is used in the context of the following news items.
1
When a Homeless Man Began to Scuffle With a Security Guard …
When a security guard and a homeless man began to scuffle, Philadelphia's mayor stepped in. WPVI-TV reported that the “unusual situation” ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
2
Homeless reassured on pope - Philly.com
George Creamer, a homeless man, had an altercation with a member of Mayor Nutter's security detail. Creamer said he was concerned about ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
3
'Inhumane' Auckland city businesses drenching homeless with water
Auckland business owners are dousing homeless people outside with water in an effort to shoo them away from their shop fronts, but critics are calling the ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
4
S.F. homeless population getting sicker, older, survey says - SFGate
The number of homeless people on San Francisco's streets has stubbornly remained nearly the same over the past two years — and that ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
5
Undercover reporter exposes intolerance for homeless people …
There's plenty of love for the homeless at City Hall — just not outside Gracie Mansion. A Post reporter who went undercover as a vagrant ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
6
Vigil held for murdered homeless man as family wants answers
(WHAS11) -- Family and friends of 65-year-old Fredrick Baker are pushing for answers in his murder. Baker, who was homeless and living with ... «WHAS 11.com, Jul 15»
7
Cold weather in Sydney claims homeless woman - News.com.au
HOMELESS people from southern Australian states have hitchhiked north desperate to escape the freezing nights, which appears to have ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
8
L.A.'s Plan for Homelessness: A War on the Homeless? - CityLab
Now More Than Ever, It Sucks to Be Homeless in L.A.. Tough new ordinances seek to seize the property of homeless people across the city. «CityLab, Jul 15»
9
Homeless veterans: Let's give our vets the homes, dignity and …
Bowles and other job-ready veterans who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness can now turn to the program for help finding the types ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
10
Homeless advocates protest outside Daytona Beach City Hall for …
Dozens of protestors gathered outside Daytona Beach City Hall Wednesday to voice that they don't want to wait any longer for a new homeless ... «WFTV Orlando, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Homeless [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/homeless>. Jun 2020 ».
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