Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “trust”

See all translations

trust

verb [I/T]  /trʌst/ us  

trust verb [I/T] (BELIEVE)

to have confidence in something, or to believe in someone: [T] Trust me – I would never lie to you. [T] I was tested, but I’m not sure I trust the results. [I] I have finally learned to trust in my own abilities.

trust verb [I/T] (HOPE)

to hope and expect that something is true: [T] I trust (that) you slept well?

trust

noun  /trʌst/ us  

trust noun (ARRANGEMENT)

[C/U] social studies a legal arrangement in which a person or organization controls property or money for the benefit of another person or organization: [U] The money is being held in trust for her until she turns 21. [C/U] social studies A trust is also a group of people or organizations that controls property or money for its own benefit, or the property or money controlled by the group: [C] The danger of trusts is that they can become very powerful.

trust noun (BELIEF)

[U] the belief that you can trust someone or something: Their relationship is based on trust and understanding. We were obviously wrong to put our trust in her.
(Definition of trust from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of trust?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “trust” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More