: a list of dishes that may be ordered in a restaurant
: the dishes or kinds of food served at a meal <Have you decided on the menu for your party?>
: a list shown on a computer screen from which a user can select an operation for the computer to perform
Word History of MENU
The word menu can be traced to the Latin adjective minutus, meaning “small.” From minutus came the French adjective menu, the meanings of which include “small” and “detailed.” The use of menu as a noun meaning “a list of dishes” came from the “detailed” sense of the adjective, since menus are to different degrees detailed lists of foods.