• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Trojan of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its inhabitants "Trojan cities"
    • n trojan a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful "the contents of a trojan can be a virus or a worm","when he downloaded the free game it turned out to be a trojan horse"
    • n Trojan a native of ancient Troy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trojan Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
    • Trojan 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; as, he endured the pain like a Trojan; he studies like a Trojan . "Tim jumped like a Trojan from the bed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Trojan Of or relating to ancient Troy, a celebrated city in Mysia, Asia Minor.
    • n Trojan An inhabitant of Troy.
    • n Trojan A plucky or determined fellow; one who fights or works with a will.
    • n Trojan A boon companion; an irregular liver: sometimes used loosely as a term of opprobrium.
    • n Trojan 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. Allied species of different colors were called Greeks, and both together formed the group Fquites. It is now known that certain “Trojans” are sexual varieties of the “Greeks,” but the names are still occasionally used.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Trojan trō′jan pertaining to ancient Troy
    • n Trojan an inhabitant of ancient Troy: :
    • n Trojan (coll.) a plucky fellow
    • n Trojan (Shak.) a boon companion
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  • Virgil
    “Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.”
  • Rebecca West
    “Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.”
  • Lord Byron
    “I should like to know who has been carried off, except poor dear me -- I have been more ravished myself than anybody since the Trojan war.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Trojanus, fr. Troja, Troia, Troy, from Tros, Gr. Trw`s Trwo`s, Tros, the mythical founder of Troy


In literature:

Italians obey the Trojans, nor do I seek a new sovereignty.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Stern as Achilles when he appeared to the Trojans, Richard Avenel stalked back to his lawn.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Garth, meanwhile, worked like a Trojan.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
What Englishman cares if he be of a Danish, Saxon, Norman, or Trojan blood?
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
You must have worked like a Trojan on that.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
The sailors worked like Trojans, bringing rations, ammunition, and reserves ashore.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Ethan and his brother, Ira, were in the thick of the struggle all the time, while Seth Warner seemed a very Trojan in valor.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
But Priam forbids the Trojans to weep.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
Aileen center, Sally a forward, Beverly had made good as guard and was working like a Trojan for the great event.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
DARES, you see, was "Champion" of his land, And these were "Trojans all" you'll understand.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890" by Various

In poetry:

I speak not of the Trojan name,
Neither its glory nor its shame
Has met our eyes;
Nor of Rome's great and glorious dead,
Though we have heard so oft, and read,
Their histories.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our efforts are those of the unfortunate; our efforts are like those of the Trojans.
Somewhat we succeed; somewhat
we regain confidence; and we start
to have courage and high hopes.
"Trojans" by Constantine P Cavafy
For fiercer from the South
Still flames your cruel hair,
And Trojan Helen's mouth
Still not so ripe and rare
As Helena's -nor love nor youth
So leaps with lust or thrills with truth.
"Boo to Buddha" by Aleister Crowley
"Thrice happy they who fell beneath the walls,
Under their father's eves," the Trojan said,
"Not we who die in exile where who falls
Must lie in foreign earth." Alas! our dead
Lie buried far away
"The Graves of Gallipoli" by Anonymous Oceania
YE sons of Brute, of Trojan blood,
A lively, lovely, loving brood,
Attend in haste, and to my strains draw nigh,
With an obedient heart appear,
And with a fix'd attention hear,
My doleful plaint, and heart-affecting cry.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
When Homer sang of the galleys of Greece
that conquered the Trojan shore,
And Solomon lauded the barks of Tyre that
brought great wealth to his door, 'Twas little they knew, those ancient men,
what would come of the sail and the oar.
"The Glory of Ships" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

On Thursday barred the Trojans' football program from bowl games in the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Lady Trojans fighting hard to win matches.
Mueller heir apparent to lead Trojan cross-country boys.
Why he's rising: Trojan, a respected food-service executive, is attempting to grow $90 million House of Blues into a diversified company with divisions in restaurants, retailing, broadcasting, and new media.
Classical scholas have long cast doubt on whether there was a real Trojan horse.
These narrative poems about the Trojan War and its aftermath, composed around 700 B.C.E.
Trojans rally from 19-point deficit but are done in by costly technical that leads to five-point possession for Aztecs in a one-point game.
More Mac trojans have been detected and security experts fear that the latest infection could be bigger than the first, which has already invaded approximately 700,000 Macs.
More Mac trojans have been detected and security experts fear that the latest infection could be bigger than the first, which has already invaded.
Trojan men capture Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate championship.
Trojan Dylan Collie holds on to the ball in Friday's match against Pondo.
Researchers have finally uncovered an installation file used by the Duqu Trojan to infect computers.
The Linux Foundation took down several of its sites, including, after discovering suspicious activity on its servers that appear to be related to the Trojan that was found on kernel .org last week.
Gable, evading a Stanford defender in the second half, scored twice to help the Trojans leave Stanford with a victory.
Marshall volleyball team resumes dominance over Trojans with 3-0 sweep.

In science:

Figure 8 also shows that the number of the Trojan stars depends both on the mass of IMBH and the spiral-in timescale of IMBH.
Trojan Stars in the Galactic Center
Trojan’s of the planet are labelled by red crosses.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
The main argument for the possible existence of Trojans of the Earth, Venus and Mercury comes from numerical test particle surveys.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Pizzone discussed the “Trojan Horse Method” (THM) used to determine the cross section for the 6Li(d,α)4He reaction.
Fusion11 Conference Summary
Similar methods have been used by the CCC for analyzing and using a trojan horse 8 .
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C