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    #1

    Homeless = person without a home?

    Hello,

    Can we use "homeless" as a noun to refer to a particular person without a home?

    He is a homeless.

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    #2

    Re: Homeless = person without a home?

    "Homeless" is used as a noun in the plural. There are programs to help the homeless.

    But in your sentence, we would say "he is homeless." Or "he is a homeless person."

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    #3

    Re: Homeless = person without a home?

    We'd do the same in BrE.

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