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We found 47 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word metonymy:
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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. metonymy: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. metonymy: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. metonymy: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. metonymy: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. metonymy: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. metonymy: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. metonymy: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Metonymy: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. metonymy: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. metonymy: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. metonymy: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Metonymy, metonymy: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. metonymy: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. metonymy: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. Metonymy: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  16. Metonymy: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. metonymy: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. metonymy: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. Metonymy: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. metonymy: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  21. Metonymy: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  22. metonymy: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. metonymy: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  24. metonymy: Luciferous Logolepsy [home, info]
  25. metonymy: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. metonymy: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. metonymy: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. metonymy: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. Metonymy: UVic Writer's Guide [home, info]
  30. metonymy: Worthless Word For The Day [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. metonymy: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]
  2. metonymy: Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric [home, info]
  3. Metonymy: Glossary of English Grammar Terms [home, info]
  4. Metonymy: Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples [home, info]
  5. metonymy: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  6. Metonymy: A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices [home, info]
  7. metonymy: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]
  8. METONYMY: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Metonymy: Management Dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. metonymy: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. metonymy: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. metonymy: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. metonymy: A Word A Day [home, info]
  2. metonymy: Wordcraft Dictionary [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. metonymy, metonymy: Postmodern Bible Dictionary [home, info]

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noun:  substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')

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Phrases that include metonymy:   9. the metonymy of gloom and horror, metaphor and metonymy, metonymy and synechdoche

Words similar to metonymy:   metonymic, metonymical, metonymies, more...

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