Metonymy is a term for a
figure of speech.
 Metonymy a thing or concept is indirectly named. It is not called by its own name, but by the name of something which is closely related or
implicit in the
One of the most common metonyms is the use of the
capital city of a country to mean the
government of that country, which is usually in the capital city. For example,
mass media uses the word "
Washington" to talk about the
federal government and national
politics of the United States, Other examples of metonyms often use place names to mean major
industries which are based there. For example, the
stock markets of the US are located on
Wall Street in New York City, so "Wall Street" is used as a general word for the
US economy. Here is a list of some well-known metonyms: