\ ˈmen-(ˌ)yü , 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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Synonyms for menu


chow, feed, meal, mess, repast, table

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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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Most dishes, however, top out between $14 and $19, according to the menu. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Furin Japanese Restaurant and Bar in Valparaiso," 10 July 2018 Other chefs slated to contribute dishes to the rotating menu include Carrie Baird, Chris Scott, Spike Mendelsohn, Tre Wilcox, Cliff Crooks and Harold Dieterle. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: ‘Top Chef’ concession stand opens at Toyota Park," 10 July 2018 The menu will consist of small steaks at $9 or large steaks at $17, served with baked potato, vegetable, salad, and roll, as well as fish and chips at $10 and baked haddock at $11. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Andrés's fried preparation is delicious — rendering juicy, flaky fillets — but the real reason the creature found its way onto the menu has more do to with the fact that lionfish are killing off the local fish population and harming the coral reef., "The Best Meal Famed Chef José Andrés Has Ever Eaten Was A Humble Potato," 10 July 2018 Starting Tuesday, July 10, the coffee chain will roll out two new iced drinks, both of which will be permanent additions to the Starbs menu in stores across the country. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Unveils New Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew and Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte," 9 July 2018 Open up the Settings app and head to the Apps & notifications menu. David Nield, WIRED, "How to See Everything Your Apps Are Allowed to Do," 5 July 2018 This nationwide delivery service is offering $5 off delivery orders of $20 or more to go toward the purchase of any fry item on the menu from their restaurant partners., "How to Get Free McDonald's Fries and More Deals on Friday for National French Fry Day," 13 July 2018 The restaurant’s early menu has organic pancakes, waffles and oatmeal served with fresh fruits and nuts. Kyle Arnold,, "6 new things to check out in Winter Garden and 3 coming soon," 13 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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The first known use of menu was in 1830

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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 computers : 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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