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"homeless" in British English

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homelessadjective

uk   /ˈhəʊm.ləs/  us   /ˈhoʊm.ləs/
C1 without a ​home: Accommodation ​needs to be ​found for thousands of homeless ​families.

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homelessnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈhəʊm.ləs/  us   /ˈhoʊm.ləs/
homelessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈhəʊm.ləs.nəs/  us   /ˈhoʊm.ləs.nəs/
C2 One ​commoncause of homelessness is ​separation or ​divorce.
(Definition of homeless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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homelessadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈhoʊm·ləs/
having no ​place to ​live: a homeless ​person
homelessness
noun [U]  us   /ˈhoʊm·ləs·nəs/
Homelessness is a ​majorproblem in ​largecities.

homelessplural noun

 us   /ˈhoʊm·ləs/
people who do not have a ​home, usually because they are ​poor: The homeless sometimes have to ​sleep in the ​streets.
(Definition of homeless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “homeless”
in Arabic مُشَرَّد…
in Korean 노숙자의…
in Portuguese sem-teto…
in Catalan sense llar…
in Japanese 住む家のない, ホームレスの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无家可归的…
in Turkish evsiz barksız…
in Russian бездомный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無家可歸的…
in Italian senza casa, senzatetto…
in Polish bezdomny…
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