[mi-ton-uh-mee] /mɪˈtɒn ə mi/
a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part, as “scepter” for “sovereignty,” or “the bottle” for “strong drink,” or “count heads (or noses)” for “count people.”.
noun (pl) -mies
the substitution of a word referring to an attribute for the thing that is meant, as for example the use of the crown to refer to a monarch Compare synecdoche
1560s, from French métonymie (16c.) and directly from Late Latin metonymia, from Greek metonymia, literally “a change of name,” related to metonomazein “to call by a new name; to take a new name,” from meta- “change” (see meta-) + onyma, dialectal form of onoma “name” (see name (n.)). Figure in which the name of one thing is used in place of another that is suggested by or associated with it (e.g. the Kremlin for “the Russian government”). Related: Metonymic; metonymical.
metonymy me·ton·y·my (mə-tŏn’ə-mē)
In schizophrenia, a language disturbance in which an inappropriate but related word is used in place of the correct one.
[mee-too] /ˈmiˈtu/ adjective 1. Slang. characterized by or involving : a candidate’s me-too campaign. noun 1. (slang) a person who does something merely because someone else has done it adjective Imitative; copycat: Big companies brought out many me-too drugs and had to slim down (1940s+)
[mee-too-iz-uh m] /ˈmiˈtu ɪz əm/ noun 1. the adopting of policies, methods, products, etc., similar or identical to those of a peer, rival, or competitor. 2. the practice of making a product, offering a service, etc., that attempts to duplicate one that is established. /ˌmiːˈtuːizəm/ noun 1. the practice of imitating other people’s work or […]
[met-uh-pee, -ohp] /ˈmɛt əˌpi, -oʊp/ noun, Architecture. 1. any of the square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze. /ˈmɛtəʊp; ˈmɛtəpɪ/ noun 1. (architect) a square space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze
[mi-top-ik] /mɪˈtɒp ɪk/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. of or relating to the forehead; frontal. /mɪˈtɒpɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the forehead metopic me·top·ic (mə-tŏp’ĭk) adj. Of or relating to the forehead or the anterior portion of the cranium.