|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Macbeth (1876); De Mille (1882) ("antimeria," "enallage")|
|Synonyms||antimereia, antemeria, antimria, enallage|
1. Substitution of one part of speech for another (such as a noun used as a verb).
2. So we are informed by the rhetors that Antemeria, is the use of one part of speech for another. (Macbeth)
3. 129. ANTIMERIA-ENALLAGE.
1. "I've been Republicaned all I care to be this election year" (noun used as verb).
"Did you see the way those blockers defenced on that last play?" (noun used as verb).
"Feel bad? Strike up some music and have a good sing" (verb used as noun).
|Related Figures||figures of substitution, paronomasia, enallage, nominalize, adjectivize, verbalize, figures of syntax, antiptosis,|
|Last Editor||Samantha Price|
|Editorial Notes||I've added the terms nominalize, adjectivize, and verbalize from linguistics as these are subtypes of anthimeria.|