\ 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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Patrons can select from a Patsy’s list, a Randy’s menu, or a third option: hits from the pair. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "With Randy’s, Great American Restaurants adds fine-dining to its portfolio," 30 Aug. 2019 There’s plenty of virtue in planning a week’s menu in advance, but there’s no reason to endure that kind of gustatory ennui. Paul Stephen,, "The new meal prep: 6 dinners from 3 basic ingredients," 28 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, Meyer’s veggie-forward menu has something for everyone, like roasted baby yams with passion fruit, hearts of palm and scallion salsa verde. Joseph Hernandez, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2019," 23 Aug. 2019 United actually dialed back the heat on its sausage sandwich compared with one on Lillie’s Q’s menu because flavors also need to have relatively broad appeal. Lauren Zumbach,, "Airlines are trying to improve their food, but feeding people at 35,000 feet is no easy task. At United, employees ‘torture test’ the dishes.," 22 Aug. 2019 Courtesy of Mali Lazel Rhubarb loves the endless sunlight of Icelandic summers, and given the season, its magenta fingerprints are all over Matt’s menu. Fortune, "Restaurant Review: Iceland’s Slippurinn Is an Ephemeral Culinary Destination," 11 Aug. 2019 Everyone indulged in the idea and the evening’s menu; some opting for not one, but two slices of the eatery’s olive oil cake for dessert, which is topped with a crispy layer of bruléed sugar. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "H&M Gathered a Chic Group in Montauk for a Summery Weeknight Dinner," 26 July 2019 The Rosemary Bakery’s menu has some staple items, but many are made depending on season. Christian Burno, Dallas News, "McKinney baker uses nature as the inspiration for her pastries," 26 July 2019 Eli Cannon’s food menu, available at the restaurant’s outside dining area, focuses on comforting bar fare, like wings in more than a dozen flavors, burgers, sandwiches and nachos piled high with cheddar jack, tomatoes, jalapeños and olives. Leeanne Griffin,, "Every day is beach day on the summer patio at Eli Cannon’s Tap Room (sand included)," 26 July 2019

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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


\ 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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