Home·less, a. Destitute of a home.
-- Home*less*ness, n.
home·less, 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.
adj 1: without nationality or citizenship; "stateless persons"
2: physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security;
"made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from
one country to another"- James Stern [syn: dispossessed,
n 1: someone with no housing; "the homeless became a problem in
the large cities" [syn: homeless person]
2: people who are homeless; "the homeless lived on the city