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Dictionary entry overview: What does metonym mean?
• METONYM (noun)
The noun METONYM has 1 sense:
1. a word that is used metonymically; a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing
Familiarity information: METONYM used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A word that is used metonymically; a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
Hypernyms ("metonym" is a kind of...):
word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)
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