Origin of synecdoche
Examples from the Web for synecdoche
They became a synecdoche for the woman herself: conservative, intimidating, feminine.
Reddit is a synecdoche for the Internet: a set of tools for sharing and organizing content.
Sex appeal,” Levy writes, “has become a synecdoche of all appeal.
After Synecdoche, it will be impossible not to take notice of her talent.
Metonymy and Synecdoche are nearly related and in this poem the examples are numerous.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
But probably the ministers thought it to be another case of synecdoche.
Whether it be synecdoche, metaphor, or metonymy, there is still a figure.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Qm is one of the positions in a Namz and is here used by synecdoche for it.The Faith of Islam|Edward Sell
Synecdoche is that figure of speech in which a part is put for the whole, or the whole for a part.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for synecdoche
Word Origin for synecdoche
Word Origin and History for synecdoche
late 14c., "part for whole or vice versa," from Medieval Latin synodoche, from Late Latin synecdoche, from Greek synekdokhe, literally "a receiving together or jointly," from synekdekhesthai "supply a thought or word, take with something else," from syn- "with" (see syn-) + ek "out" (see ex-) + dekhesthai "to receive," related to dokein "seem good" (see decent). Figure in which an attribute or adjunct is substituted for the thing meant ("head" for "cattle," etc.).