Menu meaning

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The dishes served or available at a meal.
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A list of the dishes to be served or available for a meal.
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The definition of a menu is a list of available choices.

An example of menu is a list of food available in an Italian restaurant.

An example of menu is a list of television channels.

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A list of available options, especially as displayed on a screen.
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A list, displayed as on a computer video screen, of the various operations or options available for selection by the user.
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A printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant.
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(computing) A list from which the user may select an operation to be performed, often done with a mouse or other pointing device under a graphical user interface, but usually also controllable from the keyboard.
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An on-screen list of available actions a user can perform in a software program. Menu titles may appear as text, icons or both, and selection is made by clicking or tapping the title and selecting from the list.The Disappearing MenuIn order to keep making software "slicker," many applications today eliminate the familiar row of menu items that were common years ago. The user has to click an icon to display a hidden menu and then make a selection. See menu bar, menu pane, pull-down menu and Lotus menu.
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The details of the food to be served at a banquet; a bill of fare.
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Origin of menu

  • French small, minute, menu from Old French menut small from Latin minūtus past participle of minuere to diminish mei-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French menu.

    From Wiktionary