\ 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 Rapoport has programmed the menu – a hybrid of elevated Chinese takeout and Asian street-market items – with help from Pagoda chef Bryan S. Emperor. Phillip Valys,, 1 Dec. 2021 The menu, which changed frequently, offered small plates such as polenta with mushroom ragu, Spanish potatoes and bagna cauda ricotta spread on toast. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 Chef Jonathan Yao’s lauded Taiwanese tasting-menu spot, Kato, is on the move. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2021 In addition to its regular dinner menu, McCormick & Schmick’s will be serving a traditional turkey dinner. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Nov. 2021 On H Street NE, Le Grenier serves a three-course, $44 menu that includes a free glass of Nouveau. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 The cocktail menu, designed by new bar director Mike McCradle, will feature creative drinks that play with sweet and savory ingredients. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 2021 With 91% of the country planning to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner this year and 85% serving up the traditional feast fare, see if your menu (and taste preferences) align with the majority. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2021 The menu, which will be offered in the two-level 14,000-square foot space at Waterfront Park, offers a variety of barbecue sandwiches, meats and sides. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 12 Nov. 2021

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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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5 Dec 2021

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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 : a list shown on a computer from which you make choices to control what the computer does


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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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