menu

noun
\ ˈmen-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce menu (audio) , ˈmān-\
plural menus

Definition of menu

1a : 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 : the dishes available for or served at a meal also : the meal itself

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Examples of menu in a Sentence

I'd like to see your lunch menu, please. What's good on the menu today? There are two chicken dishes under eight dollars listed on the menu. a menu of television programs You can save your work by choosing “Save” from the “File” menu.
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Dinners were served on eighteenth-century porcelain, accompanied by vermeil cutlery, and the menus were of an Edwardian refinement and splendor. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019 The menu features cheeseburgers, potato salad, peas and carrots, and tropical fruit or a split pea soup, cottage cheese with fruit on romaine, wheat crackers and tropical fruit. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 The menu features nine different varieties of mac and cheese, plus a unique mac featured daily. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018 Unanimously, the highlight of the spring-flavored menu was the steelhead trout, which was prepared to a gorgeous salmon-pink color, surprising some guests at first bite. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Welcome to New York! Europe’s Most Promising Designers Gathered for a MatchesFashion.com-Hosted Dinner," 5 Apr. 2019 Those inputs are also enough to offer full control over a surprisingly large array of Switch games (sometimes with a bit of menu fiddling). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Hands-on: Switch’s NES controllers offer unmatched old-school authenticity," 13 Dec. 2018 Bicester owner Value Retail has subtly adjusted the amenities here in response to its popularity in Beijing and beyond: see the noodle stand in the center, and the translation of the menu into Chinese characters at sandwich chain Prêt à Manger. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Chinese Tourists Are Changing the Travel Landscape," 2 Nov. 2018 Alexa users can open the Alexa app on their phone, swipe to the side menu and choose Routines to get started. David Pierce, WSJ, "Virtual Assistants Have Hit a Wall—and It’ll Be Years Before They Reach Full Potential," 6 Jan. 2019 After similar results at more stores, the Big Mac was added to the national menu in 1968. Candice Choi, The Seattle Times, "50 years on, McDonald’s and fast-food evolve around Big Mac," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of menu

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for menu

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

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menu

noun

English Language Learners 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

menu

noun
\ ˈmen-yü How to pronounce menu (audio) \

Kids Definition of menu

1 : a list of dishes that may be ordered in a restaurant
2 : the dishes or kinds of food served at a meal Have you decided on the menu for your party?
3 : a list shown on a computer screen from which a user can select an operation for the computer to perform

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