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Words nearby metonymy
Example sentences from the Web for metonymy
Metonymy is the substitution of the name of one thing for that of another to which the former bears a known and close relation.
Metonymy calls one thing by the name of another which is closely related to the first.
In both cases the term so approximates to the meaning of Earth, doubtless by metonymy, as to be indistinguishable from it.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
Metonymy consists in naming an object by one of its attributes or accompaniments.
The general effect of metonymy is to bring before the mind a definite image, and thus to impart a graphic quality to the style.