Metonym vs. Metonymy

Metonym vs. Metonymy — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Metonym and Metonymy

Metonymnoun

A word used in metonymy.

Metonymynoun

A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated, as in the use of Washington for the United States government or of the sword for military power.

Metonymnoun

(grammar) A word that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object; a word used in metonymy.

Calling a government "city hall" is using a metonym.

Metonymynoun

The use of a single characteristic or part of an object, concept or phenomenon to identify the entire object, concept, phenomenon or a related object.

Metonymnoun

(by extension) A concept, idea, or word used to represent, typify, or stand in for a broader set of ideas.

Metonymynoun

(countable) A metonym.

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Metonymnoun

a word that is used metonymically; a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing

Metonymynoun

substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')