• IPA: /ˈmɛtənɪm/

metonym (plural metonyms)

  1. (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.
  2. (by extension) A concept, idea, or word used to represent, typify, or stand in for a broader set of ideas.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: métonyme
  • German: Metonym
  • Russian: метони́м
  • Spanish: metónimo

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