Definitions for Trusttrʌst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.

  2. confident expectation of something; hope.

  3. confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received; credit:

    to sell merchandise on trust.

  4. one upon which a person relies:

    God is my trust.

  5. the condition of one to whom something has been entrusted.

  6. the obligation or responsibility imposed on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed:

    a position of trust.

  7. charge, custody, or care:

    leaving valuables in someone's trust.

  8. something committed or entrusted to one's care for use or safekeeping; charge.

  9. a fiduciary relationship in which a trustee holds title to property for the beneficiary. the property so held.

    Category: Law

  10. an illegal combination of industrial or commercial companies in which the stock of the constituent companies is controlled by a central board of trustees, thus making it possible to minimize production costs, control prices, eliminate competition, etc. any large corporation or combination having monopolistic or semimonopolistic control over the production of a commodity or service.

    Category: Business

  11. Archaic. reliability.

  12. (v.t.)to have trust or confidence in; rely or depend on.

  13. to believe.

  14. to expect confidently; hope:

    I trust that the job will soon be finished.

  15. to commit or consign with trust or confidence.

  16. to permit to stay or go somewhere or to do something without fear of consequences:

    He doesn't trust them out of his sight.

  17. to invest with a trust; entrust with something.

  18. to give credit to (a person) for goods, services, etc., supplied.

  19. (v.i.)to place confidence; rely (usu. fol. by in or to):

    trusting to luck.

  20. to have confidence; hope.

  21. to sell merchandise on credit.

Idioms for trust:

  1. in trust, in the care or guardianship of another, esp. a trustee.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of trust:

1175–1225; ME, ult. < ON traust trust, c. OHG trōst consolation, Go trausti covenant; akin to true


Princeton's WordNet

  1. trust(noun)

    something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

    "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"

  2. reliance, trust(noun)

    certainty based on past experience

    "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"; "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"

  3. trust, trustingness, trustfulness(noun)

    the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

    "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"

  4. trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel(noun)

    a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

    "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

  5. faith, trust(noun)

    complete confidence in a person or plan etc

    "he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"

  6. confidence, trust(verb)

    a trustful relationship

    "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"

  7. trust, swear, rely, bank(verb)

    have confidence or faith in

    "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

  8. trust(verb)

    allow without fear

  9. believe, trust(verb)

    be confident about something

    "I believe that he will come back from the war"

  10. hope, trust, desire(verb)

    expect and wish

    "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"

  11. entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit(verb)

    confer a trust upon

    "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"

  12. trust(verb)

    extend credit to

    "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. trust(verb)ʌst

    to feel that sb is good, honest, and reliable

    I trust him completely.; We trust our employees to get the job done.; She trusts him with her kids.

  2. trustʌst

    to believe that sth is true or reliable

    We have to trust what they tell us.; I trust that she's telling me the truth.; Do you think we can trust these statistics?

  3. trust(noun)ʌst

    the feeling that sb or sth is good, honest, and reliable

    We have trust in the teachers.; You'll have to earn your employees' trust.

  4. trustʌst

    to trust

    We put too much trust in technology.

  5. trustʌst

    a financial arrangement in which sb manages money for sb else, or the money that is managed

    to set up a trust for sb; assets held in trust


  1. trust(Noun)

    Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.

  2. trust(Noun)

    Dependence upon something in the future; hope.

  3. trust(Noun)

    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. trust(Noun)

    Trustworthiness, reliability.

  5. trust(Noun)

    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. trust(Noun)

    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. trust(Noun)

    : trust from an operating system against an application or user that results in access rights

  8. trust(Verb)

    To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.

  9. trust(Verb)

    To give credence to; to believe; to credit.

  10. trust(Verb)

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

  11. trust(Verb)

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

  12. trust(Verb)

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

  13. trust(Verb)

    To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.

    Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.

  14. trust(Verb)

    To risk; to venture confidently.

  15. trust(Verb)

    To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.

  16. trust(Verb)

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

  17. trust(Verb)

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

  18. trust(Adjective)

    Secure, safe.

  19. trust(Adjective)

    Faithful, dependable.

  20. Origin: truste, from traust, from traust-, from drouzdo-, from deru-. Akin to trøst, trast, troost, trost, Trost, trausti. More at true, tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trust(noun)

    assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance

  2. Trust(noun)

    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. Trust(noun)

    assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief

  4. Trust(noun)

    that which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit

  5. Trust(noun)

    the condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office

  6. Trust(noun)

    that upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope

  7. Trust(noun)

    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. Trust(noun)

    an organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust

  9. Trust(adj)

    held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney

  10. Trust(noun)

    to place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us

  11. Trust(noun)

    to give credence to; to believe; to credit

  12. Trust(noun)

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

  13. Trust(noun)

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

  14. Trust(noun)

    to commit, as to one's care; to intrust

  15. Trust(noun)

    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

  16. Trust(noun)

    to risk; to venture confidently

  17. Trust(verb)

    to have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide

  18. Trust(verb)

    to be confident, as of something future; to hope

  19. Trust(verb)

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


  1. Trust

    In a social context, trust has several connotations. Definitions of trust typically refer to a situation characterised by the following aspects: One party is willing to rely on the actions of another party; the situation is directed to the future. In addition, the trustor abandons control over the actions performed by the trustee. As a consequence, the trustor is uncertain about the outcome of the other's actions; he can only develop and evaluate expectations. The uncertainty involves the risk of failure or harm to the trustor if the trustee will not behave as desired. Trust can be attributed to relationships between people. It can be demonstrated that humans have a natural disposition to trust and to judge trustworthiness that can be traced to the neurobiological structure and activity of a human brain, and can be altered e.g. by the application of oxytocin. Conceptually, trust is also attributable to relationships within and between social groups. It is a popular approach to frame the dynamics of inter-group and intra-group interactions in terms of trust.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Trust

    Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. TRUST

    A small body of capital entirely surrounded by water.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trust' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1415

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trust' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1686

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trust' in Nouns Frequency: #545

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trust' in Verbs Frequency: #487

Anagrams of Trust

  1. strut, sturt

Translations for Trust

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


belief or confidence in the power, reality, truth, goodness etc of a person or thing

The firm has a great deal of trust in your ability; trust in God.

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