Definition of Troy

1. Noun. A system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains.

Exact synonyms: Troy Weight
Generic synonyms: System Of Weights, Weight
Terms within: Troy Unit



2. Noun. An ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War.
Exact synonyms: Ilion, Ilium
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Anatolia, Asia Minor
Member holonyms: Dardan, Dardanian, Trojan
Derivative terms: Trojan

Definition of Troy

1. n. Troy weight.

Definition of Troy

1. Proper noun. An ancient city in what is now Turkey. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=Old French dot=) derived from ''Troyes'' in France. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), originally transferred from the surname, but today associated with the classical city. ¹

4. Adjective. Of, or relating to, troy weight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Troy

1. a system of weights [n TROYS]

Medical Definition of Troy

1. Troy weight, the weight which gold and silver, jewels, and the like, are weighed. It was so named from Troyes, in France, where it was first adopted in Europe. The troy ounce is supposed to have been brought from Cairo during the crusades. In this weight the pound is divided into 12 ounces, the ounce into 20 pennyweights, and the pennyweight into 24 grains; hence, the troy ounce contains 480 grains, and the troy pound contains 5760 grains. The avoirdupois pound contains 7000 troy grains; so that 175 pounds troy equal 144 pounds avoirdupois, or 1 pound troy = 0.82286 of a pound avoirdupois, and 1 ounce troy = 1 17/175 or 1.09714 ounce avoirdupois. Troy weight when divided, the pound into 12 ounces, the ounce into 8 drams, the dram into 3 scruples, and the scruple into 20 grains, is called apothecaries' weight, used in weighing medicines, etc. In the standard weights of the United States, the troy ounce is divided decimally down to the 1/10000 part. (28 Oct 1998)

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