from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Meriting trust; trustworthy. See Synonyms at reliable.
- n. A convict regarded as worthy of trust and therefore granted special privileges.
- n. A trusted person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Reliable or trustworthy.
- n. A trusted person, especially a prisoner who has been granted special privileges.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Admitting of being safely trusted; justly deserving confidence; fit to be confided in; trustworthy; reliable.
- adj. Hence, not liable to fail; strong; firm.
- adj. Involving trust.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- True; trustworthy; faithful; that may be implicitly confided in: applied to persons: as, a trusty servant.
- Not liable to fail; that may be relied upon, as in an emergency; strong; firm: applied to things: as, a trusty sword.
- Trusting; trustful.
- Involving trust and responsibility.
- n. A trusty person; specifically, a well-behaved and trustworthy convict to whom special privileges are granted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
- adj. worthy of trust or belief
We passed ancient cottages embowered with climbing roses that Edward Elgar must have known as he cycled here on what he called his "trusty steed".
I called my trusty ladytown expert, Jennifer, and we discussed my "issues".
Not long after, having told her in plaine and open speeches, that his subjects could not endure her so late borne daughter: he called a trusty servant of his, and having instructed him what he should doe, sent him to Grizelda, and he being alone with her, looking very sadde, and much perplexed in mind, he saide.
Then he called his trusty servant, and commanded him to seek everywhere and see whether he could find a beautiful girl.
According to expectation, about noon the major was seen on his return; and coming near enough, he called his trusty mechanics to come and lift him out of his boots, which they did, and brought him on shore.
No sooner did he perceive by the bubbles that floated past, or rather appeared to float past, that his ship was dividing the water forward, than he called a trusty man to the wheel, relieving John Effingham from his watch.
I called our trusty IT staff, and a member of that group spent several hours using remote access (I work out of a home office) to try to figure out the problem.
The state penitentiary was located there, and the telegraphing was done by a convict "trusty" -- a man who, having been appointed cashier of a big freight office in the western part of the state, couldn't stand prosperity, and, in consequence, had been sent up for six years.
So Jeremiah called his trusty scribe Baruch and dictated all his messages.
Well, the probes and the trusty were a little slow for Gordon Weiss.