Definition of Trust

1. 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. Verb. Have confidence or faith in. "Sam cannot trust Sue "; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
Exact synonyms: Bank, Rely, Swear
Generic synonyms: Believe
Specialized synonyms: Credit, Lean, Bet, Calculate, Count, Depend, Look, Reckon
Derivative terms: Reliance, Reliance, Reliant
Antonyms: Distrust, Mistrust

3. Noun. Certainty based on past experience. "He put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
Exact synonyms: Reliance
Generic synonyms: Certainty
Derivative terms: Rely

4. Verb. Allow without fear. "They trust him to write the letter"
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit

5. Noun. The trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others. ; "The experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
Exact synonyms: Trustfulness, Trustingness
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Credulity
Antonyms: Distrust
Derivative terms: Trusty, Trustful, Trusting

6. Verb. Be confident about something. "They trust that there was a traffic accident "; "I believe that he will come back from the war"
Exact synonyms: Believe
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Expect
Derivative terms: Belief, Truster

7. 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"
Exact synonyms: Cartel, Combine, Corporate Trust
Generic synonyms: Consortium, Pool, Syndicate
Specialized synonyms: Drug Cartel, Oil Cartel
Derivative terms: Combine

8. Verb. Expect and wish. "They trust to move "; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
Exact synonyms: Desire, Hope
Generic synonyms: Wish
Derivative terms: Desire, Desire, Hope, Hope, Hope, Hope, Hope, Hoper

9. Noun. Complete confidence in a person or plan etc. "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
Exact synonyms: Faith
Generic synonyms: Belief
Derivative terms: Trusty

10. Verb. Confer a trust upon. "They trust him to write the letter"; "I commit my soul to God"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Confide, Entrust, Intrust
Specialized synonyms: Commend, Charge, Consign, Recommit, Obligate
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Committee, Confidence, Trustee, Trustee

11. Noun. A trustful relationship. "He betrayed their trust"
Exact synonyms: Confidence
Generic synonyms: Friendly Relationship, Friendship
Derivative terms: Confide, Confidential, Trusty

12. Verb. Extend credit to. "Don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Lend, Loan

Definition of Trust

1. n. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance.

2. a. Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.

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

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

5. n. 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.

Definition of Trust

1. Noun. Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality. ¹

2. Noun. Dependence upon something in the future; hope. ¹

3. Noun. Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit. ¹

4. Noun. (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another. ¹

6. 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. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) : trust from an operating system against an application or user that results in access rights ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To give credence to; to believe; to credit. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To commit, as to one's care; to intrust. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To risk; to venture confidently. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To be confident, as of something future; to hope. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit. ¹

18. Adjective. (obsolete) Secure, safe. ¹

19. Adjective. (obsolete) Faithful, dependable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trust

1. to place confidence in [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Trust

1. 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!" "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." . "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. 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 organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust. Synonym: Confidence, belief, faith, hope, expectation. Trust deed, a deed conveying property to a trustee, for some specific use. Origin: OE. Trust, trost, Icel. Traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. Trost comfort, consolation, G. Trost, Goth. Trausti a convention, covenant, and E. True. See True, and cf. Tryst. 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) Origin: OE. Trusten, trosten. See Trust, n. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trust

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truquages
truqueur
truqueurs
truscottite
trusion
truss
truss bridge
trussed
trusser
trussers
trusses
trussing
trussings
trusswork
trust (current term)
trust account
trust busting
trust company
trust corporation
trust deed
trust deeds
trust fall
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trust fund
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trust territories
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trustabilities
trustability

Literary usage of Trust

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"It should be noted that not all trust companies undertake all of the ... There are some trust companies which devote themselves exclusively to trust ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1891)
"Unless, therefore, within the rules which control courts in the construction of wills we can separate the provision in reference to the Tilden trust from ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"See also Money trust; Money trust Investigation. Money, Counting. ... Money trust investigation, 1912-1913. Hunt for a money trust. IM Tarbell. 11. 67. My. ..."

4. The New-York Legal Observer by Samuel Owen (1844)
"HAVING shown the origin of a trust, it will be necessary here to ... A trust in its general and enlarged sense, is a right on the part of the ..."

5. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"As to any farther distinctions, they will depend upon the nature of the particular sort of trust in question, and therefore belong not to the present place. ..."

6. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER LIX That all hope and trust is to be fixed in God alone 0 LORD, what is my trust ... Thou art my hope, Thou art my trust, Thou art my Comforter, ..."

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