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METONYM

 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.


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METONYM (noun)


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Meaning:

A word that is used metonymically; a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing

Classified under:

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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