Definition of menu in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛnjuː


1A list of dishes available in a restaurant: the waiter handed her a menu figurative politics and sport are on the menu tonight
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  • The site also features a meal planner, which allows consumers to print not only recipes, but also menus and shopping lists.
  • It says restaurant menus increasingly list details of food producers and suppliers.
  • After being shown to our table we were handed the wine list and menus.
bill of fare, tariff, card;
carte du jour, set menu, table d'hôte, specials board;
1.1The food available or to be served in a restaurant or at a meal: a no-fuss dinner-party menu
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  • There is a good restaurant at the South Sea Hotel serving a mixed menu including sea food.
  • Homely restaurants serve inexpensive fixed menus known as comida corrida.
  • Let's see more baked potatoes and lentil soup on school menus, fruit juices being promoted instead of branded fizzy drinks.
1.2 Computing A list of commands or facilities displayed on screen.
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  • The screen also provides ample room to see the menu commands, making the camera functions easy to navigate.
  • A number of menus are available when you are inside the administrative interface, and some of these menus have submenus as well.
  • Important operations are hidden in right-mouse-click pop-up menus and do not also appear on the main menus or toolbars.


mid 19th century: from French, 'detailed list' (noun use of menu 'small, detailed'), from Latin minutus 'very small'.

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