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trust (n.)

13世纪, “对某人或某事的真实性, 完整性或其他美德的依赖. 宗教信仰”, 来自古北欧语 traust “帮助, 信任, 保护, 支持”, 来自原日耳曼语抽象名词 *traustam (来源也是古弗里斯兰语 trast, 荷兰语 troost “安慰, 安慰”, 古高德语 trost “信任, 忠实”, 德语 Trost “安慰, 安慰”, 哥特语 trausti “协议, 联盟” ), 来自原日耳曼语 *treuwaz, 来源是古英语 treowian “相信, 信任”, treowe “忠实, 信任”, 来自PIE根 *deru- “坚定, 牢固, 坚定.”

从14世纪起为“可靠, 值得信赖; 信任, 忠诚, 忠实”; 从14世纪末起为“自信的期望” 和“一个人所依赖的东西”. 从15世纪初在法律意义上为“对持有或享有合法所有者委托的财产使用权的人所寄予的信任”; 15世纪中叶为“受法律委托的条件”. 意为“为减少竞争而组织起来的企业”, 从1877年开始记载. Trust-buster, 从1903年开始记载.

trust (v.)

13世纪, 来自古北欧语 treysta “信任, 依靠, 使之强大和安全”, 来自 traust (见 trust (n.) ). 相关链接: Trusted; trusting.

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Definitions of trust from WordNet
1
trust (v.)
have confidence or faith in;
We can trust in our government
trust (v.)
allow without fear;
trust (v.)
be confident about something;
Synonyms: believe
trust (v.)
expect and wish;
I trust you will behave better from now on
Synonyms: hope / desire
trust (v.)
confer a trust upon;
Synonyms: entrust / intrust / confide / commit
trust (v.)
(chiefly archaic) extend credit to; "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore";
2
trust (n.)
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
trust (n.)
certainty based on past experience;
he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun
Synonyms: reliance
trust (n.)
the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others;
the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity
Synonyms: trustingness / trustfulness
trust (n.)
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
Synonyms: corporate trust / combine / cartel
trust (n.)
complete confidence in a person or plan etc;
the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust
Synonyms: faith
trust (n.)
a trustful relationship;
he betrayed their trust
Synonyms: confidence
From wordnet.princeton.edu