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Meaning of TRUST

Pronunciation:  trust

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  1. [n]  the trait of trusting; of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
  4. [n]  a consortium of companies formed to limit competition; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [n]  a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war"
  9. [v]  expect with desire; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  10. [v]  extend credit to
  11. [v]  To confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
  12. [v]  allow without fear

TRUST is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bank, cartel, combine, commit, confide, confidence, corporate trust, desire, entrust, faith, hope, intrust, reliance, rely, swear, trustfulness, trustingness
 Antonyms: distrust, distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust, mistrust, suspect
 See Also: active trust, allow, anticipate, belief, believe, belongings, bet, calculate, certainty, charge, charitable trust, Clifford trust, commend, consign, consortium, count, countenance, credit, credulity, depend, direct trust, discretionary trust, expect, express trust, friendly relationship, friendship, give, grantor trust, hand, holding, implied trust, inter vivos trust, lean, let, living trust, look, material possession, obligate, pass, pass on, passive trust, permit, pool, property, public trust, reach, reckon, recommit, savings account trust, savings bank trust, sell, spendthrift trust, syndicate, testamentary trust, Totten trust, trait, trust account, trustee account, turn over, voting trust, wish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trust\, n.
    1. 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
    2. 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.
  2. \Trust\, n. [OE. trust, trost, Icel. traust confidence,
    security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tr["o]st comfort, consolation,
    G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true.
    See {True}, and cf. {Tryst}.]
    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!'' --Milton.
             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.'' --2 Cor. iii. 4.
             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.
             Reward them well, if they observe their trust.
    6. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance;
             O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. --Ps.
                                                   lxxi. 5.
    7. (Law) 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. [Cant]
    Syn: Confidence; belief; faith; hope; expectation.
    {Trust deed} (Law), a deed conveying property to a trustee,
       for some specific use.
  3. \Trust\, a.
    Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
  4. \Trust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Trusting}.] [OE. trusten, trosten. See {Trust}, n.]
    1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose
       faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived
             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.
    4. to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with
             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.
  5. \Trust\, v. i.
    1. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence;
       to confide.
             More to know could not be more to trust. --Shak.
    2. To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
             I will trust and not be afraid.       --Isa. xii. 2.
    3. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of
       payment; to give credit.
             It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to
             trust.                                --Johnson.
    {To trust in}, {To trust on}, to place confidence in,; to
       rely on; to depend. ``Trust in the Lord, and do good.''
       --Ps. xxxvii. 3. ``A priest . . . on whom we trust.''
             Her widening streets on new foundations trust.
    {To trust} {to or unto}, to depend on; to have confidence in;
       to rely on.
             They trusted unto the liers in wait.  --Judges xx.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about trust, symbolizes self-acceptance. You need to work on integrating aspects of yourself.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A legal device used to manage real or personal property, established by one person (grantor or settlor) for the benefit of another (beneficiary). (See trustee.)