1. (Arch. & Engin.) The timbers, etc., which form a truss, taken collectively. Weale.
2. (Arch. & Engin.) The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties,
etc., till it has something of the character of a truss.
3. The act of a hawk, or other bird of prey, in seizing its quarry, and soaring with it into air. [Obs.]
(Trust) n. [OE. trust, trost, Icel. traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tröst comfort,
consolation, G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true. See True, and cf. Tryst.]
1. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of
another person; confidence; reliance; reliance. "O ever-failing trust in mortal strength!" Milton.
Most take things upon trust.Locke.
2. Credit given; especially, delivery of property or merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange
without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, to sell or buy goods on trust.
3. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief.
"Such trust have we through Christ." 2 Cor. iii. 4.
His trust was with the Eternal to be deemedMilton.
Equal in strength.
4. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
5. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
[I] serve him truly that will put me in trust.Shak.
Reward them well, if they observe their trust.Denham.
6. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth.Ps. lxxi. 5.
7. (Law) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or
dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a
confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of
another, who is called the cestui que trust.
8. An organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities,
etc.; as, a sugar trust. [Cant]
Syn. Confidence; belief; faith; hope; expectation.
Trust deed (Law), a deed conveying property to a trustee, for some specific use.
(Trust), a. Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
(Trust), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Trusting.] [OE. trusten, trosten. See Trust,