Definition of synecdochical
English to English
- Expressed by synecdoche; implying a synecdoche.
source: Webster 1913
- using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it
To use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech.
source: WordNet 3.0