Definitions of trust

  1. 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"
  2. be confident about something; " I believe that he will come back from the war"
  3. a consortium of companies formed to limit competition; " they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
  4. To confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  5. a trustful relationship; " he took me into his confidence"; " he betrayed their trust"
  6. expect with desire; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  7. complete confidence in a person or plan etc; " he cherished the faith of a good woman"; " the doctor- patient relationship is based on trust"
  8. 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"
  9. allow without fear
  10. the trait of trusting; of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; " the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  14. extend credit to
  15. confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  16. To believe.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance.
  20. 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.
  21. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief.
  22. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
  23. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  24. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  25. 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.
  26. An organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust.
  27. Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
  28. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us.
  29. To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  30. To hope confidently; to believe; - usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
  31. to show confidence in a person by intrusting ( him) with something.
  32. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
  33. 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.
  34. To risk; to venture confidently.
  35. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  36. To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
  37. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
  38. The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
  39. 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.
  40. To place confidence in; believe; entrust to someone's care; risk; sell upon credit to.
  41. To have confidence; to hope.
  42. Held in charge for someone else, as a fund.
  43. Truster.
  44. 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.
  45. Held in trust.
  46. To place trust in: to believe: to give credit to: to sell upon credit: to commit to the care of.
  47. To be confident or confiding.
  48. Confidence; faith; credit given; charge; property held for another.
  49. To have confidence.
  50. To place trust in; believe; sell on credit to; commit to the charge of.
  51. To repose trust in.
  52. To commit to the care of another; entrust; confide.
  53. To sell on credit to.
  54. To place confidence; rely.
  55. To give credit.
  56. Confidence; faith.
  57. A charge or responsibility accepted.
  58. Credit, as for goods.
  59. A combination for the purpose of controlling production, prices, etc.
  60. Confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle of another; the ground of confidence; charge received in confidence; that which is entrusted; credit given without examination, or on promise of payment; special reliance on supposed honesty; care; management; an estate held for the use of another.
  61. To place confidence in; to believe; to intrust; to sell to upon credit.
  62. To be confident of something, present or future; to be credulous.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.

Usage examples for trust

  1. " But I trust you will do nothing of the kind. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. " You must trust him, and show that you trust him, Shenac, if you would get any good out of him. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  3. Do not trust them. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. If you could only just trust me and come to me and let me help you. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. All he asked for himself, till the hour came, was my trust. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  6. You can trust us! – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  7. I trust you will not think I have done wrong. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Do you not trust me? – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. " Well, we've got to trust him. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  10. You'll have to trust me, Dick. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  11. " No." " Then I must not trust you." – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  12. I will trust you, trust you- and wait! – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. We did not trust him. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. I have already sent one I can trust to my mother's house. – The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  15. I trust that you will get better now. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  16. You have got to trust me whether you want to or not. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  17. Don't you trust me any more? – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  18. What, don't you trust me? – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  19. Why did you not trust me? – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. " They won't trust me," she said. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë