Meaning of metonymy
Pronunciation: (mi-ton'u-mē), [key]
— n. Rhet.
- a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part, as “scepter” for “sovereignty,” or “the bottle” for “strong drink,” or “count heads (or noses)” for “count people.”
- metonymy (Thesaurus)