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home·less

homeless

 
 
pronunciation:
hom lihs
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having no home.
We found a homeless cat and brought it to the animal shelter.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: those people who have no home and usually live on the street (usually used with "the").
Many of the homeless eat at soup kitchens.
similar words:
poor
derivations: homelessly (adv.), homelessness (n.)
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The word homeless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1