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Trust appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Never trust
    a sloppy crust,
    a squally gust,
    ships that rust,
    or girls with lust.
    (on board of a Victory Ship in the 1940s)

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Definition of the noun trust

What does trust mean as a name of something?

Trust is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: trusts

  1. something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • example: he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic words: belongings / holding / property = something owned
    • more specific terms:
      • active trust = a trust in which the trustee must perform certain duties
      • blind trust = a trust that enables a person to avoid possible conflict of interest by transferring assets to a fiduciary
      • passive trust = a trust in which the trustee performs no active duties
      • charitable trust / public trust = a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes
      • Clifford trust / grantor trust = a trust established to shift the income to someone who is taxed at a lower rate than the grantor for a period of 10 years or more
      • implied trust = a trust inferred by operation of law
      • express trust / direct trust = a trust created by the free and deliberate act of the parties involved
      • discretionary trust = a trust that gives the trustee discretion to pay the beneficiary as much of the trust income as the trustee believes appropriate
      • inter vivos trust / living trust = a trust created and operating during the grantor's lifetime
      • spendthrift trust = a trust created to maintain a beneficiary but to be secure against the beneficiary's improvidence
      • testamentary trust = a trust that is created under a will and that becomes active after the grantor dies
      • savings account trust / savings bank trust / trustee account / trust account / Totten trust = a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime
      • voting trust = an agreement whereby persons owning stock with voting powers retain ownership while transferring the voting rights to the trustees
  2. certainty based on past experience
    • example: he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of trust: reliance
    • more generic word: certainty = the state of being certain
  3. the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    • example: the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of trust: trustfulness / trustingness
    • antonym of trust: distrust
    • more generic word: trait = a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
    • more specific word: credulity = tendency to believe readily
  4. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
    • example: they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of trust: cartel / combine / corporate trust
    • more generic words: consortium / pool / syndicate = an association of companies for some definite purpose
    • more specific terms:
      • drug cartel = an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs
      • oil cartel = a cartel of companies or nations formed to control the production and distribution of oil
  5. complete confidence in a person or plan etc
    • example: the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of trust: faith
    • more generic word: belief = any cognitive content held as true
  6. a trustful relationship

Alternative definition of the noun trust


  1. Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
  2. Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
  3. Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit.
  4. [rare] Trustworthiness, reliability.
  5. [legal] The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
  6. 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.

Definition of the adjective trust

What does trust mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [obsolete] Secure, safe.
  2. [obsolete] Faithful, dependable.

Definition of the verb trust

What does trust mean as a doing word?

Trust is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: trusted | trusting | trusts

  1. have confidence or faith in
  2. allow without fear
    • example: They trust him to write the letter
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: allow / countenance / let / permit = consent to, give permission
  3. be confident about something
  4. expect and wish
    • example: I trust you will behave better from now on
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonyms of trust: desire / hope
    • more generic word: wish = hope for
  5. confer a trust upon
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] with [Theme]Brown presented Jones with a plaque
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Brown presented the plaque
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): issue, leave, present.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of trust: commit / confide / entrust / intrust
    • more generic terms: give / hand / pass / pass on / reach / turn over = place into the hands or custody of
    • more specific words:
  6. (chiefly archaic) extend credit to

Alternative definition of the verb trust


  1. [transitive] To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.
  2. [transitive] To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  3. [transitive] To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
  4. [transitive] to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
  5. [transitive] To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
  6. [transitive] To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.
  7. [transitive] To risk; to venture confidently.
  8. [intransitive] To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  9. [intransitive] To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
  10. [intransitive] To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.


  1. TRUST is a French heavy metal band.
    • members:
    • genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Rock music
    • albums: "Trust", "Répression", "Marche ou crève", "Rock 'n' Roll", "En attendant", "(Repression dans l'Hexagone)", "The Back Sides", "Europe et haines", "Ni dieu ni maître", "A Live", "Anti Best Of", "Antisocial", "Paris by Night", "Prends pas ton flingue", "Soulagez-vous dans les urnes !", "Still A-Live" (disc 1), "Trust IV", "13 à table", "Antisocial: Le Meilleur des années CBS", "Le Best-Of", "Idéal", "Certitude... Solitude...", "Le Matteur / Darquier", "Petit Papa Noël", "Ton dernier acte", "On lèche, on lâche, on lynche", "Fatalité", "Serre les poings", "Les Indispensables de Trust"
  2. Trust is a Canadian synthpop music group from Toronto, formed 2010. The band is signed to the Arts & Crafts record label. Their full-length debut album, TRST, was released on 28 February 2012.
  3. Trust is a musical group that hails from the Belgian city of Ypres and consists of lead singer Eva Storme, keyboard players Mirek Coutigny and Matthieu Renier and drummer Laurens Platteeuw. During their preparation and the live shows they were coached by Tomas de Soete and their song was produced by Jeroen Swinnen.

There are other groups with in their name, like No Trust, Trust Fate, Trust Fund, Never Trust, Trust company, Bonds of Trust, Built on Trust, Necrotic Trust, Sluts of Trust, Breach of Trust, Saccharine Trust, The Insect Trust, Devotion To Trust, The Fallout Trust, The Library Trust, The Trust Project, The National Trust, Tools You Can Trust.


  1. "Trust" is the first song on American Heavy metal band Megadeth's seventh studio album Cryptic Writings. It was released on May 8, 1997 in both English and Spanish language versions. The song had significant airplay and MTV rotation and reached #5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it Megadeth's most successful single to date followed by "Breadline" and "Crush 'Em" from their follow-up album Risk, both of which reached #6 in the same charts. It was later included on the three compilation albums, Capitol Punishment, Back to the Start and Anthology: Set the World Afire, and the box set Warchest.
  2. "Trust" is an album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It is Costello's fifth album, and fourth with the Attractions. It was also his fifth consecutive album produced by Nick Lowe, who handled production on all songs except "Big Sister's Clothes".
  3. "Trust" is the third single released by Ayumi Hamasaki on August 5, 1998. It was her first single to enter the Top Ten of the Oricon weekly charts.
  4. "Trust" is a musical album of TRUST.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  5. "Trust" is the sixth full-length album by the slowcore band Low, released in 2002 on the Kranky label. As of 2011, the songs "Canada", "In the Drugs" and "Point of Disgust" still regularly appear in the band's live set lists. " Amazing Grace" was also performed during a 2013 show in Washington D.C. at the request of an audience member.
  6. "Trust" is the second album of the British boy band / pop group Brother Beyond, released in 1989, by EMI / Parlophone. It was their last album, since they disbanded, shortly after the release of one more single, a non-album track, called "The Girl I Used to Know", a minor hit in the USA, in 1991. After their two major hits, "The Harder I Try" and "He Ain't No Competition", written for them by famous producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the band, as lead singer Nathan Moore puts it on his Official Website, "made the classic mistake of thinking they did not need Stock Aitken and Waterman... We wrote the whole of the next album ourselves and bombed totally". The three singles taken from the Trust album were only minor hits, getting no higher than the UK Top 40. The first, "Drive On", which was also the opening track of Side 2 on the vinyl edition, got to Number 39, in October 1989. The second, "When Will I See You Again?", a soulful ballad by The Three Degrees, stopped at Number 43, in December 1989. The third and last, "Trust", the title-track and opener to the whole album, stalled at Number 53, in March 1990.
  7. "Trust" is a studio album by Saga, their seventeenth album of new material.
  8. "Trust" is a song recorded by American recording artist Keyshia Cole. It was written by Cole and Frederick Taylor and co-produced by Donald "Toxic" Alford and Ron Fair for her third studio album, A Different Me, and released as a bonus track for the iTunes edition of the album.
  9. "Trust" is a composition.
  10. "Trust" was the first single released from hip hop group The Pharcyde's third album Plain Rap. It peaked at #15 on Hot Rap Tracks.
  11. "Trust" is a 1990 single by British boy band / pop group Brother Beyond, taken from their second album, also entitled Trust, released in 1989. It made the Top 60 on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at Number 53, in March 1990. After six consecutive hits to peak inside the Top 50, this song failed to extend that record, but it was, anyway, their ninth consecutive Top 60 hit. The follow-up to the Trust single, the tune called "The Girl I Used to Know", charting at Number 48, would be their tenth consecutive Top 60, and seventh Top 50 hit in general. Released in January 1991, this latter song would be their very last single, since the group disbanded soon after, though attaining some success with that track in the USA.
  12. "Trust" is a KMFDM song from their 1995 album Nihil which originally appeared as a remix on the "Glory" single in 1994. The remixed version of the song was also included on the Wax Trax! compilation album, Afterburn: '94 and Beyond. Both versions of the song appeared on the German-only Trust/Juke Joint Jezebel release, which came out after the album and used a red version of the "Brute" single cover art. In 2009, a 7" version was released, which also contained both mixes.
  13. "Trust" is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Boney James, released in 1992.
  14. "TRUST" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  15. "Trust" is a musical single of Ayumi Hamasaki.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  16. "Trust" is a composition.
  17. "Trust" is a composition.
  18. "Trust" is a musical single of Pirupa & Bajka.
    • released on (4 years ago)


"Trust" is a book by Francis Fukuyama.

  • also known as Trust the Social Virtues and the Creation
  • genres: Business, Economics
  • subjects: Economics, Social science, Government, International relations, Political Science, Politics, Finance, Virtue, Competition, Economic history, Anthropology


  1. "Trust" is a 1990 American dark romantic comedy starring Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan. It is the second feature film from writer-director Hal Hartley.
  2. "Trust" is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Schwimmer and based on a screenplay by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger. It stars Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Jason Clarke, Viola Davis and Liana Liberato.
  3. "Trust" a.k.a. "Aitbaar" is a 1985 Hindi film, directed by Mukul Anand and starring Raj Babbar, Dimple Kapadia, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongpa and Sharat Saxena. It was a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller, Dial M For Murder.
  4. Trust was a UK television program produced written and created by Simon Block for the BBC by Box TV Productions. It starred Robson Green and a cast of other British actors including Sarah Parish, Neil Stuke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Eva Birthistle and Ian McShane. Broadcast for only one series in the UK before being put on permanent hold the series had mixed reviews in the UK press; however the series received better reviews when it was rebroadcast on BBC America.
  5. "Trust" is a 2003 drama film directed by Parris Reaves.


Trust International B.V. is a privately held company headquartered in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. It is a manufacturer of value-for-money computer accessories that are marketed mostly at low and middle segment price levels. Trust International B.V. is an international company that is active in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

  • also known as TRUST International B.V., Trast, Trust International, Траст, Trust International BV
  • official website:


Trust is an unincorporated community in Madison County, North Carolina located at the western terminus of North Carolina Highway 63, on North Carolina Highway 209, north of Luck. It lies at an elevation of 2398 feet. The community is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  1. Trust is a television game show which offers large cash prizes for correctly answering a series of randomized questions of varying. The format based on preconceptions, cooperation, knowledge, strategy and mutual confidence. The format created by Banijay Entertainment/Air Productions and aired in many countries around the world. The first adaptation is the French version in September 2012.
  2. TRUST is a Network Rail computer system used for monitoring the progress of trains and tracking delays on Great Britain's rail network.
  3. Trust is a free tri-annual investment trust magazine issued by Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh based investment management company. Edited by Heather Farmbrough, and first published in June 2004, it reached issue 27 in October 2014.
    • also known as Trust - Baillie Gifford's investment trust magazine
  4. Trust was a minor political party in the United Kingdom formed on 26 March 2010 by Stuart Wheeler in the wake of the Westminster expenses scandal. It unsuccessfully fielded two candidates at the 2010 general election.
  5. Trust was a Muslim political party in the Rhodope region of Greece.

Phrases with Trust

Phrases starting with the word Trust:

  1. trust deed
  2. Trust fall
  3. trust fund

Phrases ending with the word Trust:

  1. to trust
  2. Nhs Trust
  3. Beef Trust
  4. unit trust
  5. blind trust
  6. brain trust
  7. active trust
  8. Brains Trust
  9. direct trust
  10. living trust
  11. public trust
  12. totten trust
  13. voting trust
  14. deed of trust
  15. express trust
  16. grantor trust
  17. implied trust

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Trust

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Google previewTrust Is A deadly game..Only if you knew.. (2012)

by Hector Rodriguez

P, 214 Trust Is A Deadly Game... By: H.L ...

Google previewInformation Systems Development (2009)

Towards a Service Provision Society by George Angelos Papadopoulos, Wita Wojtkowski, Gregory Wojtkowski, Stanislaw Wrycza, Jože Zupancic

Trust is a term with many meanings'' [2] that is difficult to define, convey, measure or specify.

Google previewThe Social Construction of Trust (2003)

by Linda R. Weber, Allison I. Carter

Trust is an important socially constructed force at work in the interpersonal realm of friendship and romantic love...

Google previewFinancial Institutions and Markets: Structure, Growth and Innovations,4e (2004)

by L. M. Bhole

An investment trust is an investment-holding company and it is now being increasingly known as investment trust company.

Google previewLeadership as Service (2007)

A New Model for Higher Education in a New Century by Kent Allen Farnsworth

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work. — Warren Bennis The kind of collaborative exercise of power discussed in Chapter Eight and the aggressive change agenda covered in the last chapter simply are not ...

Google previewTrust, Tourism Development and Planning (2014)

by Robin Nunkoo, Stephen L.J. Smith

Trust is a complex construct that is difficult to define and operationalize (Simpson, 2007) because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing and defining it. Seppanen et al. (2007) catalogued more than 70 definitions. This does not ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

Generation-Skipping Trust A generation-skipping trust is used to transfer a substantial amount of money taxfree to beneficiaries who are at least two generations the junior, typically grandchildren, of the trustor. Health and Education Exclusion ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

DipDiet RD Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK Joanne Boyle MSc RD Specialist Dietitian, Obesity Management, Department of Nutrition and ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun trust:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb trust:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb trust and its most common antonyms:

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Quotes about Trust


Mind lives in doubts;
Heart lives in trust.
Trust is supreme; so is heart.
You might trust a wrong person.
Your trust might be exploited.
Your trust might be deceived.
Yet the trust is supreme.
Till it breaks, it enlivens you.
29.01.2006 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of T1R1U1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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