homeless

[hohm-lis]
adjective
1.
without a home: a homeless child.
noun (used with a plural verb)
2.
the homeless, persons who lack permanent housing.

Origin:
1605–15

homelessly, adverb
homelessness, noun
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homeless (ˈhəʊmlɪs)
 
adj
a.  having nowhere to live
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the homeless
 
'homelessness
 
n

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Example sentences
Though the country is rich in natural gas, unemployment and homelessness are
  common.
Throughout time, the cultivation of a beard has conveyed everything from wisdom
  and virility to homelessness and insanity.
But it is well established that being a veteran is a risk factor for
  homelessness.
They have come across many adjuncts living in poverty, some of them homeless or
  on the verge of homelessness.
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