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"
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"
trust, trustingness, trustfulness(noun)
the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
"the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
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"
complete confidence in a person or plan etc
"he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
a trustful relationship
"he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
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"
allow without fear
be confident about something
"I believe that he will come back from the war"
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"
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"
extend credit to
"don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"
Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
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.
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.
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.
: trust from an operating system against an application or user that results in access rights
To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.
To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.
Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
To risk; to venture confidently.
To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
Origin: truste, from traust, from traust-, from drouzdo-, from deru-. Akin to trøst, trast, troost, trost, Trost, trausti. More at true, tree.
assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance
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
assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief
that which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit
the condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office
that upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope
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
an organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust
held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney
to place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us
to give credence to; to believe; to credit
to hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object
to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something
to commit, as to one's care; to intrust
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
to risk; to venture confidently
to have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide
to be confident, as of something future; to hope
to sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trust, n. trustworthiness: confidence in the truth of anything: confident expectation: a resting on the integrity, friendship, &c. of another: faith: hope: credit (esp. sale on credit or on promise to pay): he who, or that which, is the ground of confidence: that which is given or received in confidence: charge: an arrangement by which property is handed to or vested in a person, in the trust or confidence that he will use and dispose of it for the benefit of another, also the estate so managed for another: in modern commerce, an arrangement for the control of several companies under one direction, to cheapen expenses, regulate production, beat down competition, and so obtain a maximum return.—adj. held in trust.—v.t. to place trust in: to believe: to give credit to: to sell upon credit: to commit to the care of: to expect confidently.—v.i. to be confident or confiding.—ns. Trust′-deed, a deed conveying property to a trustee; Trustee′, one to whom anything is entrusted: one to whom the management of a property is committed in trust for the benefit of others; Trustee′ship; Trust′er; Trust-estate′, an estate held by trustees.—adj. Trust′ful, trusting: worthy of trust.—adv. Trust′fully.—n. Trust′fulness.—adv. Trust′ily.—n. Trust′iness.—adj. Trust′ing, confiding.—adv. Trust′ingly.—adj. Trust′less, treacherous, unfaithful.—ns. Trust′lessness; Trust′worthiness.—adjs. Trust′worthy, worthy of trust or confidence: trusty; Trust′y (comp. Trust′ier, superl. Trust′iest), that may be trusted: deserving confidence: honest: strong: firm: (Shak.) involving trust.—Active, or Special, trust, a trust in which the trustee's power of management depends upon his having the right of actual possession; Breach of trust, a violation of duty by a trustee, executor, &c.; In trust, as a charge, for safe-keeping; On trust, on credit. [Scand., Ice. traust, trust; Ger. trost, consolation.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A small body of capital entirely surrounded by water.
Confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received; credit.
To sell merchandise on trust.
Herborist noun A person who grows their own medical marijuana
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trust' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1415
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trust' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1686
Rank popularity for the word 'trust' in Nouns Frequency: #545
Rank popularity for the word 'trust' in Verbs Frequency: #487
The numerical value of trust in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of trust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.
Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
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Translations for trust
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- confiançaCatalan, Valencian
- důvěra, důvěřovatCzech
- tillid, tiltroDanish
- vertrauen, anschreiben, HoffnungGerman
- εμπιστοσύνη, καταπίστευμα, σύμπραξη, εμπιστεύομαι, πιστεύω, πίστη, πίστωσηGreek
- confianza, consorcio, confiar, creer, crédito, fiar, esperarSpanish
- yhdistys, uskoa, luottaa, luottamus, usko, luotto, järjestö, uskoutuaFinnish
- confiance, faire confianceFrench
- creideas, earbsaScottish Gaelic
- विश्वास, भरोसाHindi
- վստահություն, վստահելArmenian
- fidare, fiducia, avere fiduciaItalian
- fido, confidoLatin
- VertrauenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pålitelig, tillit, forhåpning, ha tillit til, tro på, ha tillit, kredittverdighet, til å stole på, stole på, være tryggNorwegian
- zaufanie, ufaćPolish
- confiabilidade, confiar, confiança, esperança, crédito, consórcioPortuguese
- veridicitate, trust, speranță, sperare, credit, încredereRomanian
- доверие, вера, трест, доверятьRussian
- поверење, povjerenje, повјерењеSerbo-Croatian
- lita, förtröstan, trust, tilltro, lita på, tillit, räkna, förtrösta, förtroende, anförtroSwedish
- విశ్వాసం, నమ్మకంTelugu
- güvenç, itimat, güven, güvenmekTurkish
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