- a list of the dishes served at a meal; bill of fare: Ask the waiter for a menu.
- the dishes served.
- any list or set of items, activities, etc., from which to choose: What's on the menu this weekend—golf, tennis, swimming?
- Digital Technology. a list of options available to a user, as displayed on a screen.
Origin of menu
Examples from the Web for menu
The head banquet man at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City started serving the concoction as a menu staple in 1938.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
Still, when I saw the menu of latkes the different vendors offered, I was a bit taken aback.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
After the show, Executive Chef Michael Franey explained the process by which the theater selects its menu.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree
December 12, 2014
By the time Prohibition was on the menu, we were very much an “alcoholic Republic.”The Booze That Saved America
November 8, 2014
Three times a day, she would navigate the options without any idea what was on the menu that day.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
November 5, 2014
The menu made her suspicious of the food because it was written in French.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Henriette took especial care in preparing the menu for that Thursday dinner.
After that Henriette and Sandoz, who were in consternation, witnessed the rout of their menu.
At sundown work stops and supper is eaten, the menu being as at breakfast.The Negro Farmer
They rested with particular pleasure on the menu card which stood in front of him.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
- a list of dishes served at a meal or that can be ordered in a restaurant
- a list of options displayed on a visual display unit from which the operator selects an action to be carried out by positioning the cursor or by depressing the appropriate key
Word Origin and History for 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.