homeless vs stateless what difference

what is difference between homeless and stateless

English

Etymology

From Middle English *homles, *hamles, from Old English hāmlēas (homeless), equivalent to home +‎ -less. Cognate with Danish hjemløs (homeless), Swedish hemlös (homeless), Dutch heemloos. Compare also German heimatlos (homeless), Icelandic heimilislaus (homeless).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhoʊmlɪs/, /ˈhoʊmləs/

Adjective

homeless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a permanent place of residence.
    Whenever I pass the park, I see the homeless people sleeping on the benches.

Derived terms

  • homeless dumping
  • homeless shelter
  • homelessness

Related terms

  • home

Descendants

  • Japanese: ホームレス (hōmuresu)

Translations

See also

  • bum
  • destitute
  • tramp
  • transient
  • vagabond
  • unhoused


English

Etymology

state +‎ -less

Adjective

stateless (not comparable)

  1. (computer science) Of a system or protocol, such that it does not keep a persistent state between transactions.
  2. (dated) Without state or pomp.
  3. (law) Without a state or nationality, not subject to any state.
  4. (philosophy, politics) Neither believing in nor supporting the idea of nations.

Synonyms

  • citizenshipless
  • countryless
  • nationless

Antonyms

  • (computer science) stateful

Derived terms

  • statelessness

Translations

Anagrams

  • tasteless

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