Metonymy

Definition of Metonymy

Me`ton´y`my   Pronunciation: mė`tǒn´ĭ`mŷ; 277
n.1.(Rhet.) A trope in which one word is put for another that suggests it; as, we say, a man keeps a good table instead of good provisions; we read Virgil, that is, his poems; a man has a warm heart, that is, warm affections; a city dweller has no wheels, that is, no automobile.

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figure, figure of speech, image, metalepsis, trope, voice
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