What does Autonomasy mean?

Autonomasy meaning in General Dictionary

employing a word-of typical or general signification for title of a certain thing as ldquoHe has gone to townrdquo for ldquoHe went to Londonrdquo

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  • using a word of common or general signification for the title of a particular thing; because, "he's got gone to town," for, "He moved to London."

Autonomasy meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Using a word of typical or basic signification for the title of a particular thing; as, "he's got attended city," for, "He has visited London."