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Definition 1: a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trojan horse in the sense of this definition

(trojan horse is an instance of ...) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

"he made a figure of Santa Claus"

(trojan horse belongs to a domain located in ...) a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil

Definition 2: a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where trojan horse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for trojan horse in the sense of this definition

(trojan horse is a kind of ...) a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects

Definition 3: a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for trojan horse in the sense of this definition

(trojan horse is a kind of ...) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

"the coach said the offensive unit did a good job" "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

(trojan horse is a member of ...) a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader

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