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Etymology

From Old Norse traust

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
trust

Plural
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  1. Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
    • 1671, O ever-failing trust / In mortal strength! — John Milton, Samson Agonistes
  2. Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
    • 1611, Such trust have we through Christ. — Authorised Version, 2 Corinthians iii:4.
  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. (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability.
  5. (law) 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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to trust

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to trust (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.
    We can not trust those who have deceived us.
    I will never trust his word after. --Shak.
    He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived. --Johnson.
  2. (transitive) To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
    Trust me, you look well. --Shak.
  3. (transitive) 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 trust we have a good conscience. --Heb. xiii. 18.
  4. (transitive) to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
    Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust, Now to suspect is vain. --Dryden.
  5. (transitive) 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. (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.
  7. (transitive) To risk; to venture confidently.
    [Beguiled] by thee to trust thee from my side. --Milton.
  8. (intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
    More to know could not be more to trust. --Shak.
  9. (intransitive) To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
    I will trust and not be afraid. --Isa. xii. 2.
  10. (intransitive) 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.

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Adjective

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Positive
trust

Comparative
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  1. (obsolete) Secure, safe.
  2. (obsolete) Faithful, dependable.

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