Etymology
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homeless (adj.)

"having no permanent abode," 1610s, from home (n.) + -less. Old English had hamleas, but the modern word probably is a new formation. As a noun meaning "homeless persons," by 1857.

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Definitions of homeless
1
homeless (n.)
someone unfortunate without housing;
a homeless was found murdered in Central Park
Synonyms: homeless person
homeless (n.)
poor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in;
the homeless became a problem in the large cities
2
homeless (adj.)
without nationality or citizenship;
Synonyms: stateless
homeless (adj.)
physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security; "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern;
Synonyms: dispossessed / roofless
From wordnet.princeton.edu