Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or relating to ancient Troy, a celebrated city in Mysia, Asia Minor.
  • noun An inhabitant of Troy.
  • noun A plucky or determined fellow; one who fights or works with a will.
  • noun A boon companion; an irregular liver: sometimes used loosely as a term of opprobrium.
  • noun plural In entomology, a name given by Linnæus to certain butterflies, mostly tropical and now generally included in the genus Papilio, characterized by their velvety-black colors with crimson spots on the wings and breast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
  • adjective One who shows the pluck, endurance, determined energy, strength, or the like, attributed to the defenders of Troy; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase like a Trojan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Troy.
  • noun A student (especially an athlete) of the University of Southern California.
  • noun astrophysics A Trojan asteroid.
  • noun astrophysics An object residing at a Trojan point.
  • noun programming A very widespread and popular form of malware or computer virus.
  • adjective Of, or relating to, the famed city of Troy or its inhabitants.
  • adjective astrophysics Of, or relating to, a Trojan point.
  • adjective programming Of, or relating to, a certain type of malware.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native of ancient Troy
  • noun a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful
  • adjective of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its inhabitants

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Examples

  • See Phrack xx-x,  "Unix Trojan Horses," for info on how to create a Trojan horse which in turn creates a trap door into someone's account.]

    Phrack Issue #15 Elric of Imrryr's Issue

  • Today, the term Trojan horse refers to a computer program disguised as something benign, such as a game, that attacks your computer.

    Archive 2004-05-01

  • Today, the term Trojan horse refers to a computer program disguised as something benign, such as a game, that attacks your computer.

    Daveman's Blog

  • The term Trojan is taken from the wooden horse used by the Greeks to sneak inside Troy and capture it.

    IT & Security Portal» IT-Observer

  • Symantec warns that a file called "Arucer. dll", which it identifies as Trojan-Arugizer, that is installed on compromised systems is capable of all manner of mischief.

    The Register

  • When written the word Trojan should be "Trojan" when referring to Troy State University, its teams, students, etc., but without the quotation marks when referring to citizens of Troy and students, teams etc. of the Troy City Schools --- Troy's Real Trojans.

    The Troy Messenger

  • When written the word Trojan should be "Trojan" when referring to Troy State University, its teams, students, etc., but without the quotation marks when referring to citizens of Troy and students, teams etc. of the Troy City Schools --- Troy's Real Trojans.

    The Troy Messenger

  • When written the word Trojan should be "Trojan" when referring to Troy State University, its teams, students, etc., but without the quotation marks when referring to citizens of Troy and students, teams etc. of the Troy City Schools --- Troy's Real Trojans.

    The Troy Messenger

  • The episode is titled "Trojan Horse," which could be a clue to what goes down. ...

    Matt's Guide to Wednesday TV: Halloween Hilarity and Horror, South Park and More!

  • It was designed to install the ZeuS banking Trojan, which, along with the Clampi banking Trojan, is commonly used to siphon funds, via wire transfers, from small business banking accounts.

    Personalized spam attacks target small businesses

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