Noun Definition


1.Definition: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

"They set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

Related Noun(s):cartel, combine

Category: General

2.Definition: a trustful relationship

"He took me into his confidence", "He betrayed their trust"

Related Noun(s):confidence

Category: General

3.Definition: certainty based on past experience

"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"

Related Noun(s):reliance

Category: General

4.Definition: complete confidence in a person or plan etc

"He cherished the faith of a good woman", "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"

Related Noun(s):faith

Category: General

5.Definition: something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)

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

Category: General

6.Definition: the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

"The experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"

Related Noun(s):trustfulness

Category: General