trust

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
trust /trʌst/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. reliance on the goodness, strength, or ability of a person or thing;
    confidence:[uncountable]trust in government.
  2. confidence in future payment for goods received;
    credit:[uncountable]to sell merchandise on trust.
  3. the obligation on a person in authority:[uncountable]The president occupies a position of trust.
  4. charge, custody, or care:[uncountable]We left our valuables in her trust.
  5. Lawa legal relationship in which a person holds title to money, property, etc., for another: [uncountable]The money was held in trust for her.[countable]Her parents set up a trust for her.
  6. Business[countable] an illegal combination of business companies in which many companies are controlled by a central board.

v. 
  1. to have trust or confidence in: [+ object]He didn't trust the psychologist.[+ in/to + object]She trusted to luck instead of studying for the test.
  2. to believe:[+ object]I'm not sure I trust everything she says.
  3. to expect confidently;
    hope:[+ (that) clause]I trust that the job will soon be finished.
  4. to permit to stay or go somewhere or to do something without fear: [+ object]He doesn't trust them out of his sight.[+ object + to + verb]I wouldn't trust him to do that.
Idioms
  1. Idiomson trust, on faith:He took it on trust that you would not tell his secret.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
trust (trust),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing;
    confidence.
  2. confident expectation of something;
    hope.
  3. confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received;
    credit:to sell merchandise on trust.
  4. a person on whom or thing on which one relies:God is my trust.
  5. the condition of one to whom something has been entrusted.
  6. the obligation or responsibility imposed on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed:a position of trust.
  7. charge, custody, or care:to leave valuables in someone's trust.
  8. something committed or entrusted to one's care for use or safekeeping, as an office, duty, or the like;
    responsibility;
    charge.
  9. Law
    • a fiduciary relationship in which one person (the trustee) holds the title to property (the trust estate or trust property) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).
    • the property or funds so held.
  10. Business[Com.]
    • an illegal combination of industrial or commercial companies in which the stock of the constituent companies is controlled by a central board of trustees, thus making it possible to manage the companies so as to minimize production costs, control prices, eliminate competition, etc.
    • any large industrial or commercial corporation or combination having a monopolistic or semimonopolistic control over the production of some commodity or service.
  11. [Archaic.]reliability.
  12. in trust, in the position of being left in the care or guardianship of another:She left money to her uncle to keep in trust for her children.

adj. 
  1. Lawof or pertaining to trusts or a trust.

v.i. 
  1. to rely upon or place confidence in someone or something (usually fol. by in or to):to trust in another's honesty; trusting to luck.
  2. to have confidence;
    hope:Things work out if one only trusts.
  3. to sell merchandise on credit.

v.t. 
  1. to have trust or confidence in;
    rely or depend on.
  2. to believe.
  3. to expect confidently;
    hope (usually fol. by a clause or infinitive as object):trusting the job would soon be finished; trusting to find oil on the land.
  4. to commit or consign with trust or confidence.
  5. to permit to remain or go somewhere or to do something without fear of consequences:He does not trust his children out of his sight.
  6. to invest with a trust;
    entrust with something.
  7. to give credit to (a person) for goods, services, etc., supplied:Will you trust us till payday?
  8. trust to, to rely on;
    trust:Never trust to luck!
trusta•ble, adj. 
trust′a•bili•ty, n. 
truster, n. 
  • Old Norse treysta, derivative of traust
  • Old Norse traust trust (cognate with German Trost comfort); (verb, verbal) Middle English trusten
  • (noun, nominal) Middle English 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged certainty, belief, faith.
      Trust, assurance, confidence imply a feeling of security.
      Trust implies instinctive unquestioning belief in and reliance upon something:to have trust in one's parents.Confidence implies conscious trust because of good reasons, definite evidence, or past experience:to have confidence in the outcome of events.Assurance implies absolute confidence and certainty:to feel an assurance of victory.
    • 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged commitment, commission.
    • 18.See corresponding entry in Unabridged credit.
    • 20.See corresponding entry in Unabridged entrust.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

trust /trʌst/ n
  1. reliance on and confidence in the truth, worth, reliability, etc, of a person or thing; faith
    Related adjective(s): fiducial
  2. a group of commercial enterprises combined to monopolize and control the market for any commodity: illegal in the US
  3. the obligation of someone in a responsible position
  4. custody, charge, or care
  5. a person or thing in which confidence or faith is placed
  6. commercial credit
  7. an arrangement whereby a person to whom the legal title to property is conveyed (the trustee) holds such property for the benefit of those entitled to the beneficial interest
  8. property that is the subject of such an arrangement
  9. the confidence put in the trustee
    Related adjective(s): fiduciary
  10. (in the British National Health Service) a self-governing hospital, group of hospitals, or other body providing health-care services, which operates as an independent commercial unit within the NHS
  11. (modifier) of or relating to a trust or trusts
vb
  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to expect, hope, or suppose
  2. when tr, may take an infinitive; when intr, often followed by in or to: to place confidence in (someone to do something); have faith (in); rely (upon)
  3. (transitive) to consign for care
  4. (transitive) to allow (someone to do something) with confidence in his or her good sense or honesty
  5. (transitive) to extend business credit to
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old Norse traust; related to Old High German trost solace

ˈtrustable adj ˈtruster n



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