trust

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trust (trust, protection), from Old Norse traust (confidence, help, protection), from Proto-Germanic *traustą, from Proto-Indo-European *drowsdom, from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (be firm, hard, solid).

Akin to Danish trøst, tröst (trust), Saterland Frisian Traast (comfort, solace), West Frisian treast (comfort, solace), Dutch troost (comfort, consolation), German Trost (comfort, consolation), Gothic trausti (trausti, alliance, pact). More at true, tree.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trust (countable and uncountable, plural trusts)

  1. Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
    He needs to regain her trust if he is ever going to win her back.
    to lose trust in someone
    build up trust
    a relationship built on mutual trust
  2. Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
  3. Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit.
    I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on trust.
  4. That which is committed or entrusted; something received in confidence; a charge.
  5. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  6. (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability.
  7. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  8. (law) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
    I put the house into my sister's trust.
  9. (law) An arrangement whereby property or money is given to be held by a third party (a trustee), on the basis that it will be managed for the benefit of, or eventually transferred to, a stated beneficiary; for example, money to be given to a child when he or she reaches adulthood.
  10. 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.
  11. (computing) Affirmation of the access rights of a user of a computer system.

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Derived terms[edit]

Terms derived from trust (noun)

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

trust (third-person singular simple present trusts, present participle trusting, simple past and past participle trusted)

  1. (transitive) To place confidence in, to rely on, to confide in.
    We cannot trust anyone who deceives us.
  2. (intransitive, with in) To have faith in; to rely on for continuing support or aid.
    ― official US motto
  3. (transitive) To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  4. (transitive) To hope confidently; to believe (usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object)
    I trust you have cleaned your room?
  5. (transitive) to show confidence in a person by entrusting them with something.
  6. (transitive) To commit, as to one's care; to entrust.
  7. (transitive) To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.
    Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
  8. (intransitive, followed by to) To rely on (something), as though having trust (on it).
    to trust to luck
    Having lost the book, he had to trust to his memory for further details.
  9. (archaic, transitive) To risk; to venture confidently.
  10. (intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  11. (archaic, intransitive) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.

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Terms derived from trust (verb)

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Adjective[edit]

trust (comparative more trust, superlative most trust)

  1. (obsolete) Secure, safe.
  2. (obsolete) Faithful, dependable.
  3. (law) of or relating to a trust.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English trust.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trust m (plural trusts)

  1. a trust (a group of businessmen or traders)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trust.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtrast/, /ˈtrɛst/, /ˈtrøst/[1]

Noun[edit]

trust m (invariable)

  1. trust (group of people)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ trust in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse traust.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trust (uncountable)

  1. confidence, reliance

Descendants[edit]

  • English: trust
  • Yola: thrist

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trust.

Noun[edit]

trust m (plural trusts)

  1. (finance) trust

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