• WordNet 3.6
    • adj homeless physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern"
    • adj homeless without nationality or citizenship "stateless persons"
    • n homeless poor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in "the homeless became a problem in the large cities"
    • n homeless someone unfortunate without housing "a homeless was found murdered in Central Park"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Tonawanda, New York homeless people may not start a fire in the park unless they intend to cook food.
    • homeless Destitute of a home.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to major flooding in Shanghai and Guangzhou and other Chinese coastal cities by year 2050. This could cause 76 million people to become homeless.
    • Homeless without a home
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hám; Dut. and Ger. heim, Goth. haims.


In literature:

She was pretty, vain, homeless; alone to bear the responsibility she had not been alone to incur.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
The homeless hunters, who represent the lowest stage of savagery, are now almost extinct.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
My own heart was filled with joy, for the uncertain, lonely face of this homeless old woman had often haunted me.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Yet mingling with this propriety was an all-pervading cheer that appealed strongly to the homeless passerby.
"The Little Red Chimney" by Mary Finley Leonard
These men, and the unreclaimed deserters, doubtless make up a large part of the floating population of homeless men in our large cities.
"Broken Homes" by Joanna C. Colcord
Will she be hungry an' homeless, ill clad, an' oot in the storm?
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
It is said that about one hundred persons have been drowned, and two thousand rendered homeless.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 27, May 13, 1897" by Various
A man who wants to cultivate relations with a homeless shopgirl is rather awkwardly fixed.
"Hugo" by Arnold Bennett
In addition to homeless boys who steal from destitution, there are, as I have said, a number of decrepit old men who do the same.
"Crime and Its Causes" by William Douglas Morrison
So they became "refugees," living as did thousands of homeless ones, as best they might.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers

In poetry:

'You, that play tyrant to the dust,
And stamp its wrinkled face,
This patient star that flings you not
Far into homeless space.
"The Praise Of Dust" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Out in the awful void of night,
Numberless suns and planets roll;
Has one of all those isles of light
Received thy homeless soul?
"My Lost Friends" by John Lawson Stoddard
The homeless winds came rushing down--
Oh they were wild and free!
And angry for their stolen plain
And for their felled pine tree--
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Yet hear a single cry of pain!
Lord! whilst we dream in quiet beds,
The summer sun and winter rain
Beat still on many homeless heads.
"Hymn Sung At An Anniversary Of The Asylum Of Orphans At Charleston" by Henry Timrod
I know the note of your lusty throat
Where the black boughs toss and roar,
But here it is part of the old, old cry
Of the hungry, homeless poor.
"The North Wind" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
Thou hast not felt the shivering backs
Of homeless children lying down
And sleeping in the cold, night air—
Like doors and walls in London town.
"The Old Oak Tree" by William H Davies

In news:

Volunteers fix up home to help homeless.
Snooze's tax dollars support homeless people who are harming its business.
ABQ Homeless Court celebrates 10 years.
Housing helping CLE homeless decidated.
In below freezing temperatures, the homeless need a place to stay and a hot meal more than ever.
Ruth Crosby, executive director of the First Light homeless shelter for women in downtown Birmingham, at left, stands with the shelter's development director, Lani Powell, and Bruno, an abused dog who has taken up residence at the shelter.
With the help of volunteers, the city of Elk Grove fixes up houses to turn into transitional homes for people who are homeless.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Charlotte County deputies arrested a homeless Port Charlotte man for throwing a ceramic flower pot through a glass window.
Grammy nominee used to be homeless.
Homeless man found dead in Fox River .
Fredericksburg cops release homeless camp homicide suspect sketch.
Police in Fredericksburg are investigating the homicide of a man found dead in a homeless camp Wednesday morning.
After a homeless man came into a Starbucks she managed in Fredericksburg , Diana Kelly discovered dozens of people living in the woods nearby.
County helps homeless with day of free services .
Roxy Vanni of Portland has her eyes checked Thursday by Robin Brugh of Evergreen Eye Care at Project Homeless Connect.

In science:

As a concrete example, suppose government wishes to set up a network of offices, say homeless shelters, that perform some service to the local community.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
At the beginning, all nodes are homeless, i.e. they are not assigned to any community.
Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms
In the first iteration, a node is assigned to a randomly chosen community; if the community size exceeds the internal degree of the node (i.e. the number of its neighbors inside the community), the node enters the community, otherwise it remains homeless.
Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms
In successive iterations we place a homeless node to a randomly chosen community: if the latter is complete, we kick out a randomly selected node of the community, which becomes homeless.
Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms
The procedure stops when there are no more homeless nodes.
Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms