What is trust?

  • (verb): Extend credit to.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on trust:

100 Bullets - Plot
... who serve as the enforcers and police of a clandestine organization known as "The Trust" ... The Trust was originally formed by the heads of 13 powerful European families that controlled much of the Old World's combined wealth and industry ... The Trust made an offer to the kings of Europe to leave the continent and their considerable influence and holdings, in exchange for complete autonomy in the still unclaimed portion of ...
... transform (mathematics) Historic House Trust of New York City Historic Houses Trust, New South Wales — state government trust in Australia ...
Oasis Trust
... Oasis Trust (known as "Oasis") is a UK-based Christian registered charity ... Since its foundation the Oasis Trust has developed into a family of charities now working on five continents and 11 countries around the world, to deliver housing, education, training, youthwork and healthcare ...
Trust - Other Uses
... Trust (electronics company), a European producer and designer of computer peripherals and accessories, mainly in the low-budget market Trust (political ... a car parts company Trust Operation, a Soviet counter-intelligence operation Trust metric, a measurement of the degree to which group members trust each other ...
If You Had My Love - Music and Lyrics
... me, this is how it's got to be/ First of all I won't take you cheatin' on me/ Tell me who can I trust if I can't trust in you/ And I refuse to let you play ...

More definitions of "trust":

  • (noun): A trustful relationship.
    Example: "He betrayed their trust"
    Synonyms: confidence
  • (verb): Allow without fear.
  • (verb): Expect and wish.
    Example: "I trust you will behave better from now on"
    Synonyms: hope, desire
  • (verb): Be confident about something.
    Synonyms: believe
  • (verb): Have confidence or faith in.
    Example: "We can trust in God"
    Synonyms: swear, rely, bank
  • (noun): Certainty based on past experience.
    Example: "He put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
    Synonyms: reliance
  • (noun): Complete confidence in a person or plan etc.
    Example: "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
    Synonyms: faith
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): 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"
    Synonyms: corporate trust, combine, cartel
  • (noun): The trait of trusting; of believing in the honesty and reliability of others.
    Example: "The experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
    Synonyms: trustingness, trustfulness

Famous quotes containing the word trust:

    Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    Sometimes I think we’re the only two lawyers in Washington who trust each other.
    Elizabeth Dole (b. 1936)

    My trust,
    Like a good parent, did beget of him
    A falsehood in its contrary, as great
    As my trust was; which had indeed no limit,
    A confidence sans bound.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)