Metaphysical meaning of Troas (mbd)
Troas, tro'-as (Gk.)--bored through; penetrated; perforated.
Meta. A phase of thought by which Spirit can find its way into consciousness more easily than by other ways (penetrated, bored through). It was while in this city, after having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach in some other places, that Paul received his vision of the man of Macedonia crying to him to come over and help the Macedonian people.