What does Trojan mean?

Definitions for Trojan
ˈtroʊ dʒəntro·jan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Trojan, Dardan, Dardaniannoun

    a native of ancient Troy

  2. trojan, trojan horseadjective

    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"

  3. Trojanadjective

    of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its inhabitants

    "Trojan cities"


  1. trojannoun

    Malware that appears to perform or actually performs a desired task for a user while performing a harmful task without the user's knowledge or consent.

  2. trojanadjective

    Describing a satellite (moon or minor planet) that shares an orbit with another

  3. Trojannoun

    A native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Troy.

  4. Trojannoun

    A student (especially an athlete) of the University of Southern California.

  5. Trojannoun

    A Trojan asteroid.

  6. Trojannoun

    An object residing at a Trojan point.

  7. Trojannoun

    A very widespread and popular form of malware or computer virus.

  8. Trojanadjective

    Of, or relating to, the famed city of Troy or its inhabitants.

  9. Trojanadjective

    Of, or relating to, a Trojan point.

  10. Trojanadjective

    Of, or relating to, a certain type of malware.

  11. Etymology: Trojan horse


  1. trojan

    A Trojan, short for Trojan Horse, is a type of malicious software or code that disguises itself as legitimate software in order to trick users into installing it on their systems. Once installed, it can perform various harmful actions such as damage or steal data, create backdoors for unauthorized access, or install other malware. The name refers to the Trojan Horse from Greek mythology, used by the Greeks to enter the city of Troy under the guise of a harmless gift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trojanadjective

    of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants

  2. Trojannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Troy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trojan

    trō′jan, adj. pertaining to ancient Troy.—n. an inhabitant of ancient Troy: (coll.) a plucky fellow: (Shak.) a boon companion.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trojan is ranked #21307 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Trojan surname appeared 1,230 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Trojan.

    94.8% or 1,166 total occurrences were White.
    1.5% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.2% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trojan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trojan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Trojan in a Sentence

  1. Ali Khosroshahin:

    I would like to thank USC for the privilege and opportunity to lead the women's soccer program, and I wish them all the best in the future. It was tremendous to be part of the Trojan Family.

  2. Geraldo Rivera:

    The left is the Democratic Party, we're only talking about a handful of so-called ‘moderates’ who still want trillions in spending. Biden lied about who he was. He was never a moderate. He was there as a Trojan horse, and now the horse has come up lame.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We have no idea who these people are, we are the worst when it comes to paperwork, this could be one of the great Trojan horses.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I want a database for the refugees, we have no idea who these people are. When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don't know if they're ISIS, we don't know if it's a Trojan horse. And I definitely want a database and other checks and balances.

  5. Katrina Pierson:

    Their loyalty is not with Senator Cruz. However Senator Cruz has now made Senator Cruz that Trojan horse to push this to a contested convention, this is going to be a very serious problem if Senator Cruz continues to go down this path, and then neither Trump or Ted Cruz becomes the nominee.

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