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Meaning of trust by Wiktionary Dictionary

trust


    Etymology

    Middle English truste ( “trust, protection” ), from Old Norse traust ( “confidence, help, protection” ), from Proto-Germanic *traust-, from Proto-Indo-European *drouzdo-, from Proto-Indo-European *deru- ( “be firm, hard, solid” ). Akin to Danish trøst, tröst ( “trust” ), Old Frisian trāst ( “trust” ), Dutch troost ( “comfort, consolation” ), Old High German trōst ( “trust, fidelity” ), German Trost ( “comfort, consolation” ), Gothic trausti ( “alliance, pact” ). More at true, tree .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /tɹʌst/
    • Rhymes: -ʌst

    Noun

    trust ( plural: trusts )

    1. Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality .
      • 1671, O ever-failing trust / In mortal strength! — John Milton, Samson Agonistes
      He needs to regain her trust if he is ever going to let her back .
    2. Dependence upon something in the future; hope .
    3. Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit .
      I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on trust .
    4. ( rare ) Trustworthiness, reliability .
    5. ( law ) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another .
      I put the house into my sister's trust .
    6. A group of businessmen or traders organised for mutual benefit to produce and distribute specific commodities or services, and managed by a central body of trustees .
    7. ( computing ): trust from an operating system against an application or user that results in access rights

    Antonyms

    Verb

    trust ( third-person singular simple present trusts present participle trusting, simple past and past participle trusted )

    1. ( transitive ) To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in .
      We can not trust those who have deceived us .
      In God We Trust written on denominations of U.S. currency
    2. ( transitive ) To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
    3. ( transitive ) To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
      I trust you have cleaned your room?
    4. ( transitive ) to show confidence in a person by intrusting ( him ) with something.
    5. ( transitive ) To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
    6. ( transitive ) To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment .
      Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods .
    7. ( transitive ) To risk; to venture confidently.
    8. ( intransitive ) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
    9. ( intransitive ) To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
    10. ( intransitive ) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.

    Adjective

    trust ( comparative more trust, superlative most trust )

    1. ( obsolete ) Secure, safe .
    2. ( obsolete ) Faithful, dependable .

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Explanation of trust by Wordnet Dictionary

trust


    Verb
    1. have confidence or faith in

    2. We can trust in God
    3. be confident about something

    4. expect and wish

    5. I trust you will behave better from now on
    6. extend credit to

    7. don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore
    8. confer a trust upon

    9. The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret
    10. allow without fear

    Noun
    1. the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

    2. the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity
    3. certainty based on past experience

    4. he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun
    5. complete confidence in a person or plan etc

    6. the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust
    7. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

    8. they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly
    9. something ( as property ) held by one party ( the trustee ) for the benefit of another ( the beneficiary )

    10. he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
    11. a trustful relationship

    12. he betrayed their trust


    Definition of trust by GCIDE Dictionary

    trust


    1. Trust n. [OE. trust, trost, Icel. traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tröst comfort, consolation, G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true. See True, and cf. Tryst.]
      1. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance. “O ever-failing trust in mortal strength!” Milton.

      Most take things upon trust. Locke.

      2. Credit given; especially, delivery of property or merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, “to sell or buy goods on trust”.

      3. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief. “Such trust have we through Christ.” 2 Cor. iii. 4.

      His trust was with the Eternal to be deemed

      Equal in strength. Milton.

      4. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.

      5. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.

      [I] serve him truly that will put me in trust. Shak.

      Reward them well, if they observe their trust. Denham.

      6. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.

      O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. Ps. lxxi. 5.

      7. ( Law ) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the cestui que trust.

      8. An equitable right or interest in property distinct from the legal ownership thereof; a use ( as it existed before the Statute of Uses ); also, a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another. Trusts are active, or special, express, implied, constructive, etc. In a passive trust the trustee simply has title to the trust property, while its control and management are in the beneficiary.

      9. A business organization or combination consisting of a number of firms or corporations operating, and often united, under an agreement creating a trust ( in sense 1 ), esp. one formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; often, opprobriously, a combination formed for the purpose of controlling or monopolizing a trade, industry, or business, by doing acts in restraint or trade; as, “a sugar trust”. A trust may take the form of a corporation or of a body of persons or corporations acting together by mutual arrangement, as under a contract or a so-called gentlemen's agreement. When it consists of corporations it may be effected by putting a majority of their stock either in the hands of a board of trustees ( whence the name trust for the combination ) or by transferring a majority to a holding company. The advantages of a trust are partly due to the economies made possible in carrying on a large business, as well as the doing away with competition. In the United State
      s severe statutes against trusts have been passed by the Federal government and in many States, with elaborate statutory definitions.

      Syn. -- Confidence; belief; faith; hope; expectation.

      Trust deed ( Law ), a deed conveying property to a trustee, for some specific use.

    2. Trust, a. Held in trust; as, “trust property; trustmoney”.

    3. Trust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Trusting.] [OE. trusten, trosten. See Trust, n.]
      1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, “we can not trust those who have deceived us”.

      I will never trust his word after. Shak.

      He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived. Johnson.

      2. To give credence to; to believe; to credit.

      Trust me, you look well. Shak.

      3. To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.

      I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face. 2 John 12.

      We trustwe have a good conscience. Heb. xiii. 18.

      4. to show confidence in a person by intrusting ( him ) with something.

      Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust,

      Now to suspect is vain. Dryden.

      5. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.

      Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes to any custody but that of a man-of-war. Macaulay.

      6. To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment; as, “merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods”.

      7. To risk; to venture confidently.

      [Beguiled] by thee

      to trust thee from my side. Milton.

    4. Trust, v. i.
      1. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.

      More to know could not be more to trust. Shak.

      2. To be confident, as of something future; to hope.

      I will trust and not be afraid. Isa. xii. 2.

      3. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.

      It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust. Johnson.

      To trust in, To trust on, to place confidence in,; to rely on; to depend. “Trust in the Lord, and do good.” Ps. xxxvii. 3. “A priest . . . on whom we trust.” Chaucer.

      Her widening streets on new foundations trust. Dryden.

      -- To trust to or To trust unto, to depend on; to have confidence in; to rely on; as, “to trust to luck”.

      They trusted unto the liers in wait. Judges xx. 36.