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Relating to ancient Troy in Asia Minor.‘Trojan legends’
- ‘Once inside, the Greek soldiers poured out of the horse, sacked Troy, and burned it to the ground, carrying off plenty of wealth and numerous Trojan women in the process.’
- ‘He prophesies the founding of Rome, after several generations of Trojan descendants are born in Italy.’
- ‘Aeneas and a few other Trojan men escaped the city and set sail for a new land where they hoped to build a new Troy.’
- ‘In Homer's epic ‘Illiad,’ snakes are even the avengers sent by gods to punish Trojan priest Laocoon who warns the Trojans against the Greek's scheme using a wooden horse.’
- ‘But, when scrutinized closely, the later Roman relationship to Trojan civilization exists in name only.’
1A native or inhabitant of ancient Troy.‘I'll be working like a Trojan for the next twelve weeks’
- ‘A war fought at Troy between the native Trojans and the invading Greeks.’
- ‘Helen is blamed for causing the Trojan War because the Greeks and Trojans were fighting over her.’
- ‘When he and Apollo were cheated by the Trojans, Poseidon's revenge was endless.’
- ‘They camp around the Trojan settlement and the Trojans watch them from their walls.’
- ‘Having heard that Crete was abandoned by its native ruler, the Trojans set sail.’
A Trojan Horse program.
- ‘Also, because this program is a Trojan, and not a virus, it cannot spread further of its own accord.’
- ‘A hacker may send a Trojan to any computer via the Internet by the use of an ActiveX component.’
- ‘A Trojan is a stand-alone program that appears to do one thing while in fact doing something else - probably harmful.’
- ‘The email contains a computer program known as a Trojan that is opened when the person clicks on it and is installed on their computer without their knowing it.’
- ‘He discovered that the attack was being co-ordinated through programs called Trojans saved on innocent people's machines.’
Middle English: from Latin Troianus, from Troia Troy.
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