\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web To keep watch over which extensions are allowed to what in Firefox, choose Add-ons then Extensions from the program menu. David Nield, Wired, "How to Get Safari's New Privacy Features in Chrome and Firefox," 28 June 2020 Outback Steakhouse has stripped roughly 40% of its menu, is studying whether customers care and may drop some items for good even after the pandemic. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Why the American Consumer Has Fewer Choices—Maybe for Good," 27 June 2020 The menu is casual with grab-n-go breakfast and lunch items including breakfast burritos, salads and snacks to consume elsewhere on the hotel grounds. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Meet the new chef at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel," 26 June 2020 In addition to its sushi menu, Arashi also offers hibachi to-go. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "24 places to get sushi in Greater Cleveland," 23 June 2020 Chirps’ menu is simple: chicken tenders, sandwiches and sides. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Hot hot hot: 3 reasons why Nashville hot chicken is heating up one Dallas neighborhood," 22 June 2020 Wendy’s briefly trimmed its menu down in May when a . Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, "How McDonald’s and other restaurant chains are changing their menus as the country reopens," 19 June 2020 The menu was brief — usually four appetizers, four entrées and a few desserts that changed fairly frequently, Kuranz recalled. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bienek was one of Milwaukee's top chefs in the 1980s, helping usher in a modern era," 18 June 2020 If fresh pies are on your menu, a rolling pin is key to shaping your dough, and this two-in-one option from Norpro is an Amazon favorite. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "How to have the ultimate pizza night at home," 17 June 2020

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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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1 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Menu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce menu (audio)

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


\ 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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