Definitions for "Metonymy"
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; a city dweller has no wheels, that is, no automobile.
the study of metaphors and their actual meanings
A figure of speech in which the name of one thing or concept is used in place of the name of something associated with it or which it symbolizes. Examples are crown for king and bottle for strong drink. See also FIGURE OF SPEECH