menu

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noun \ ˈmen-(ˌ)yü , ˈmān- \

Definition of menu

plural menus
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 :the dishes available for or served at a meal; also :the meal itself

Examples of menu in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of menu

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

menu Synonyms

Synonyms
card, bill of fare
Related Words
chow, chuck [chiefly West], cuisine, fare, grub, provender, table


MENU Defined for English Language Learners

menu

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noun

Definition of menu for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

menu

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noun \ ˈmen-yü \

Definition of menu for Students

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

History for 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.



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