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TRUST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trust mean? 

TRUST (noun)
  The noun TRUST has 6 senses:

1. something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
2. certainty based on past experience
3. the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
4. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
5. complete confidence in a person or plan etc
6. a trustful relationship

  Familiarity information: TRUST used as a noun is common.


TRUST (verb)
  The verb TRUST has 6 senses:

1. have confidence or faith in
2. allow without fear
3. be confident about something
4. expect and wish
5. confer a trust upon
6. extend credit to

  Familiarity information: TRUST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRUST (noun)


Sense 1trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father

Hypernyms ("trust" is a kind of...):

belongings; holding; material possession; property (something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trust"):

voting trust (an agreement whereby persons owning stock with voting powers retain ownership while transferring the voting rights to the trustees)

savings account trust; savings bank trust; Totten trust; trust account; trustee account (a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime; afterward the balance is payable to the previously named beneficiary)

testamentary trust (a trust that is created under a will and that becomes active after the grantor dies)

spendthrift trust (a trust created to maintain a beneficiary but to be secure against the beneficiary's improvidence)

inter vivos trust; living trust (a trust created and operating during the grantor's lifetime)

discretionary trust (a trust that gives the trustee discretion to pay the beneficiary as much of the trust income as the trustee believes appropriate)

direct trust; express trust (a trust created by the free and deliberate act of the parties involved (usually on the basis of written documentation))

implied trust (a trust inferred by operation of law)

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)

charitable trust; public trust (a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes)

passive trust (a trust in which the trustee performs no active duties)

blind trust (a trust that enables a person to avoid possible conflict of interest by transferring assets to a fiduciary; the person establishing the trust gives up the right to information about the assets)

active trust (a trust in which the trustee must perform certain duties)


Sense 2trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Certainty based on past experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

reliance; trust

Context examples:

he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists / he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

Hypernyms ("trust" is a kind of...):

certainty (the state of being certain)


Sense 3trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

trustfulness; trustingness; trust

Context example:

the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

Hypernyms ("trust" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trust"):

credulity (tendency to believe readily)

Antonym:

distrust (the trait of not trusting others)


Sense 4trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

corporate trust; cartel; combine; trust

Context example:

they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly

Hypernyms ("trust" is a kind of...):

consortium; pool; syndicate (an association of companies for some definite purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trust"):

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)


Sense 5trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complete confidence in a person or plan etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

faith; trust

Context examples:

he cherished the faith of a good woman / the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

Hypernyms ("trust" is a kind of...):

belief (any cognitive content held as true)


Sense 6trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trustful relationship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

confidence; trust

Context examples:

he took me into his confidence / he betrayed their trust

Hypernyms ("trust" is a kind of...):

friendly relationship; friendship (the state of being friends)


TRUST (verb)


Sense 1trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have confidence or faith in

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

trust; rely; swear; bank

Context examples:

We can trust in God / Rely on your friends / bank on your good education / I swear by my grandmother's recipes

Hypernyms (to "trust" is one way to...):

believe (accept as true; take to be true)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trust"):

bet; calculate; count; depend; look; reckon (have faith or confidence in)

lean (rely on for support)

credit (have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam cannot trust Sue

Antonym:

distrust; mistrust (regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in)


Sense 2trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allow without fear

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "trust" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They trust him to write the letter


Sense 3trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be confident about something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

believe; trust

Context example:

I believe that he will come back from the war

Hypernyms (to "trust" is one way to...):

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expect and wish

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

hope; desire; trust

Context examples:

I trust you will behave better from now on / I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Hypernyms (to "trust" is one way to...):

wish (hope for; have a wish)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 5trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confer a trust upon

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

entrust; intrust; confide; commit; trust

Context examples:

The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret / I commit my soul to God

Hypernyms (to "trust" is one way to...):

give; hand; pass; pass on; reach; turn over (place into the hands or custody of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trust"):

commend (give to in charge)

charge; consign (give over to another for care or safekeeping)

recommit (commit again)

obligate (commit in order to fulfill an obligation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 6trust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend credit to

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "trust" is one way to...):

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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