What is trust?

  • (verb): Allow without fear.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on trust:

100 Bullets - Plot
... 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 the "New World" ...
Trust - Other Uses
... Trust (electronics company), a European producer and designer of computer peripherals and accessories, mainly in the low-budget market Trust (political party), formed by Stuart Wheeler in ... 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, as in online ...
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 ...
If You Had My Love - Music and Lyrics
... 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 me for a fool." In the chorus of the song, Lopez sings the "lusty-leery" lyrics "If ...
... or Rendu-Osler-Weber disease Hilbert–Huang transform (mathematics) Historic House Trust of New York City Historic Houses Trust, New South Wales ...

More definitions of "trust":

  • (verb): Have confidence or faith in.
    Example: "We can trust in God"
    Synonyms: swear, rely, bank
  • (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
  • (noun): Complete confidence in a person or plan etc.
    Example: "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
    Synonyms: faith
  • (noun): A trustful relationship.
    Example: "He betrayed their trust"
    Synonyms: confidence
  • (verb): Expect and wish.
    Example: "I trust you will behave better from now on"
    Synonyms: hope, desire
  • (noun): Certainty based on past experience.
    Example: "He put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
    Synonyms: reliance
  • (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): 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"
  • (verb): Be confident about something.
    Synonyms: believe
  • (verb): Extend credit to.

Famous quotes containing the word trust:

    A noble person confers no such gift as his whole confidence: none so exalts the giver and the receiver; it produces the truest gratitude. Perhaps it is only essential to friendship that some vital trust should have been reposed by the one in the other. I feel addressed and probed even to the remotest parts of my being when one nobly shows, even in trivial things, an implicit faith in me.... A threat or a curse may be forgotten, but this mild trust translates me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Seize the day [Carpe diem]: trust not to the morrow.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8 B.C.)

    For most of my adult life, I have been an emotional hit-and- run driver—that is, a reporter. I made people like me, trust me, open their hearts and their minds to me, and cry and bleed on to the pages of my neat little notebooks, and then I went back to a safe place and made a story out of it.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)