troy

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adjective \ˈtrȯi\

Definition of troy

  1. :  expressed in troy weight

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Origin and Etymology of troy

Middle English troye, probably from Troyes, France


First Known Use: 15th century


Troy

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geographical name \ˈtrȯi\

Definition of Troy

  1. 1 or Iliumplay \ˈi-lē-əm\ or Trojaplay \ˈtrō-jə, -yə\ ancient city in northwestern Asia Minor in Troas southwest of the Dardanelles — see also 1trojan 1

  2. 2 city in southeastern Michigan north of Detroit population 80,980

  3. 3 city in eastern New York on the Hudson River north-northeast of Albany population 50,129


TROY Defined for English Language Learners

Troy

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geographical name

Definition of Troy for English Language Learners

  • : city in ancient Asia Minor


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troy

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adjective \ˈtrȯi\

Medical Definition of troy

  1. :  expressed in troy weight a troy ounce


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