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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Metonymy  \Me*ton"y*my\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  metonymia,  Gr  ?;  ?, 
  indicating  change  +  ?,  for  ?  a  name:  cf  F.  m['e]tonymie.  See 
  {Name}.]  (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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  substituting  the  name  of  an  attribute  or  feature  for  the 
  name  of  the  thing  itself  (as  in  `they  counted  heads') 

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