The initial collections displayed Cambodian menu photo rejects and paper found in copy machines.
Forget the guest list, the price tag, the menu—the wedding detail everyone wants to know is who'll design her gown.
The head banquet man at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City started serving the concoction as a menu staple in 1938.
Others will scrutinize the menu, the décor, and the floral arrangements.
Right now, my menu has a lamb belly BLT because I think both lamb and goat are underappreciated and delicious.
To read the menu cards it was hard to believe we were in France, and that this was the second year of the war.
If he gave a dinner, his menu won the respect of the waiter.
Unless the menu is planned for a special occasion, the cost of the various dishes should be made to balance.
I can shut my eyes and remember the words and music of every menu that ever was printed.
Hunger attacked her, and she lunched at Claremont, thrilling with excitement, and careless of prices upon the menu.
1837, from French menu de repas "list of what is served at a meal," from Middle French menu (adj.) "small, detailed" (11c.), from Latin minutus "small," literally "made smaller," past participle of minuere "to diminish," from root of minus "to diminish" (see minus). Computer usage is from 1967, from expanded sense of "any detailed list," first attested 1889.
A list from which the user may select an operation to be performed. This is often done with a mouse or other pointing device under a graphical user interface but may also be controlled from the keyboard.
Menus are very convenient for beginners because they show what commands are available and make experimentating with a new program easy, often reducing the need for user documentation. Experienced users however, often prefer keyboard commands, especially for frequently user operations, because they are faster to use. In situations such as text entry where the keyboard must be used anyway, having to move your hand to the mouse to invoke a menu operation is slow.
There are many different ways of presenting menus but the most common are the menu bar (with pull-down menus) and the context-sensitive menu.
The term "menu" tends to be reserved for a list of actions or global options, whereas a "list box" or other graphical widget might present any kind of choice.
See also menuitis.