What does Trust mean?
Definitions for Trust
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Trust.
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, trustfulnessnoun
the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
"the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
trust, corporate trust, combine, cartelnoun
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, bankverb
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, desireverb
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, commitverb
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.
Etymology: truste, from traust, from traust-, from drouzdo-, from deru-. Akin to trøst, trast, troost, trost, Trost, trausti. More at true, tree.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: traust, Runick.
What a fool is honesty! and trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman. William Shakespeare.
My misfortunes may be of use to credulous maids, never to put too much trust in deceitful men. Jonathan Swift.
In my wretched case ’twill be more just
Not to have promis’d, than deceive your trust. Dryden.
His trust was with th’ eternal to be deemed
Equal in strength. John Milton.
Most take things upon trust, and misemploy their assent by lazily enslaving their minds to the dictates of others. John Locke.
Ev’n such is time, who takes on trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust. Walter Raleigh.
They cannot see all with their own eyes; they must commit many great trusts to their ministers. Francis Bacon.
Thou the sooner
Temptation found’st, or over potent charms,
To violate the sacred trust of silence
Deposited within thee. John Milton, Agonistes.
Although the advantages one man possesseth more than another, may be called his property with respect to other men, yet with respect to God they are only a trust. Jonathan Swift.
Behold, I commit my daughter unto thee of special trust; wherefore do not entreat her evil. Tob. x. 12.
I serve him truly, that will put me in trust. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Being transplanted out of his cold barren diocese he was left in that great trust with the king. Edward Hyde.
Expect no more from servants than is just,
Reward them well if they observe their trust. John Denham.
Etymology: from the noun.
I’d be torn in pieces ere I’d trust a woman
With wind. Ben Jonson.
Give me your hand: trust me you look well. William Shakespeare.
When you lie down, with a short prayer commit yourself into the hands of your faithful Creator; and when you have done, trust him with yourself as you must do when you are dying. Taylor.
Give me good fame, ye pow’rs, and make me just,
This much the rogue to publick ears will trust:
In private then: ———— When wilt thou, mighty Jove,
My wealthy uncle from this world remove? Dryden.
Whom with your pow’r and fortune, Sir, you trust,
Now to suspect is vain. Dryden.
Fool’d by thee to trust thee from my side. John Milton.
I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face. 2 John.
From this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up I trust. Walter Raleigh.
The isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. Isa. li. 5.
The Lord is a buckler to all that trust in him. 2 Sam. xxii.
Sin never shall hurt them more who rightly trust
In this his satisfaction. John Milton.
Well you may fear too far
———— Safer than trust too far. William Shakespeare.
The simplicity of the goat shews us what an honest man is to trust to that keeps a knave company. Roger L'Estrange.
TRUST (Train Running Under System TOPS) is a Network Rail computer system used for monitoring the progress of trains and tracking delays on Great Britain's rail network. It compares actual train movement events with those planned, allowing delays to be recorded with explanations as to the cause allowing the operation of an incentive scheme to reduce delays.TRUST is used to record when a train passes a measuring point, which can be used to identify delays, and the cause of the delays. It is based on the TOPS mainframe-based computer system. TRUST data is part of Network Rail's open data feed and is used by Realtime Trains as a source for train movements and cancellations. A similar computer system is Darwin, from the Rail Delivery Group.
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.
A human quality of confident knowing a person, animal, group, unity government or specific structure or system within society is honest, reliable, just and fair.
My trust in my partner in life is constant as he is so honest and we love and support each other with everything as a united partnership, relationship and we are getting married.
Submitted by MaryC on December 25, 2019
certainty based on past experience
i trust your judgement
certainty based on past experience.
Submitted by hadi_k on July 4, 2022
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Etymology and Origins
Another word for a “Combine” or “Corner,” with this difference that its members are pledged to stand by one another, and faithfully maintain the high prices their action has brought about.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trust is ranked #54637 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Trust surname appeared 377 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Trust.
81.4% or 307 total occurrences were White.
12.2% or 46 total occurrences were Black.
3.7% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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
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The numerical value of Trust in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Trust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Trust in a Sentence
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
We spent a few days in a hotel room doing these...trust and acting exercises, it's weird, you don't often stare into people's eyes that long and when you do...you really quickly start to pick up on micro-expressions or whatever they give off and feelings perhaps and you just link up in a way.
Parties in the democratic front gained the most trust from the people.
These are uncomfortable truths, and often hard to accept. But the truth also unites us as a nation, brings us together to dispel anger and despair, and embrace justice, harmony and trust instead.
Just execute and trust. It’s just a matter of selling out every play and executing, we have the plan. We have the scheme. We have the coaches. Everything is in place. I do my job and what I do sends a message to the team.
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Translations for Trust
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- 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, consórcio, Confiar emPortuguese
- veridicitate, trust, speranță, sperare, credit, încredereRomanian
- доверие, вера, трест, доверятьRussian
- поверење, povjerenje, повјерењеSerbo-Croatian
- lita, förtröstan, trust, tilltro, lita på, tillit, räkna, förtrösta, förtroende, anförtro, fSwedish
- విశ్వాసం, నమ్మకంTelugu
- güvenç, itimat, güven, güvenmekTurkish
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