Definitions of trust

  1. To be confident of something, present or future; to be credulous.
  2. To believe.
  3. To place confidence in; believe; entrust to someone's care; risk; sell upon credit to.
  4. To place trust in: to believe: to give credit to: to sell upon credit: to commit to the care of.
  5. To place trust in; believe; sell on credit to; commit to the charge of.
  6. To repose trust in.
  7. To commit to the care of another; entrust; confide.
  8. To sell on credit to.
  9. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  10. To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
  11. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
  12. To have confidence; to hope.
  13. To be confident or confiding.
  14. To have confidence.
  15. allow without fear
  16. To place confidence; rely.
  17. To give credit.
  18. To place confidence in; to believe; to intrust; to sell to upon credit.
  19. To rely on; to believe; to commit to the care of in confidence; to hope, as " I trust he will do well"; to be confident of something future; to sell to upon credit; to confide or have confidence in.
  20. complete confidence in a person or plan etc; " he cherished the faith of a good woman"; " the doctor- patient relationship is based on trust"
  21. 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"
  22. 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"
  23. 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"
  24. expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  25. extend credit to
  26. 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.
  27. 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 States severe statutes against trusts have been passed by the Federal government and in many States, with elaborate statutory definitions.
  28. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance.
  29. 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.
  30. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief.
  31. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
  32. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  33. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  34. 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.
  35. An organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust.
  36. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us.
  37. To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  38. To hope confidently; to believe; - usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
  39. to show confidence in a person by intrusting ( him) with something.
  40. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
  41. 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.
  42. To risk; to venture confidently.
  43. Confidence; faith; belief in someone's truth and goodness; hope; basis of confidence or belief; credit granted because of belief in one's honesty; a duty or responsibility; a combination of business men or firms engaged in the production of some commodity or related group of commodities, designed to regulate the supply and price of their goods and to prosper by cooperation rather than by competition; often, such a combination formed to crush out smaller competitors formed to crush out smaller competitors and thus control an industry and raise prices; an estate left in someone's charge to be held and managed for another's charge to be held and managed for another's benefit; the guardianship of such an estate.
  44. Truster.
  45. Confidence in the truth of anything: a resting on the integrity, friendship, etc., of another: faith: hope: credit ( esp. sale on credit or on promise to pay): he or that which is the ground of confidence: that which is given or received in confidence: charge: ( law) an estate managed for another.
  46. Confidence; faith; credit given; charge; property held for another.
  47. Confidence; faith.
  48. A charge or responsibility accepted.
  49. Credit, as for goods.
  50. A combination for the purpose of controlling production, prices, etc.
  51. A resting of the mind on the integrity, justice, or friendship of another; reliance; confidence; the person or thing that is the ground of confidence; credit given without examination; that which has been given or received in confidence; something committed to charge of which an account must be given; confidence in supposed honesty; credit given on a promise of payment; in law, an estate held by certain parties for the use of another; a turnpike road or district managed by commissioners.
  52. Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
  53. Held in charge for someone else, as a fund.
  54. Held in trust.