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noun \ˈmen-(ˌ)yü, ˈmān-\

Simple Definition of menu

  • : a list of the foods that may be ordered at a restaurant

  • : the foods that are served at a meal

  • : a list of things that you can choose from; especially computers : a list shown on a computer from which you make choices to control what the computer does

Full Definition of menu

plural menus

  1. 1 a :  a list of the dishes that may be ordered (as in a restaurant) or that are to be served (as at a banquet) b (1) :  a comparable list or assortment of offerings <a menu of television programs> (2) :  a list shown on the display of a computer from which a user can select the operation the computer is to perform

  2. 2 :  the dishes available for or served at a meal; also :  the meal itself

Examples of menu

  1. I'd like to see your lunch menu, please.

  2. What's good on the menu today?

  3. There are two chicken dishes under eight dollars listed on the menu.

  4. a menu of television programs

  5. You can save your work by choosing Save from the File menu.



Origin of menu

French, from menu small, detailed, from Old French — more at minuet


First Known Use: 1837




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