- 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 menus
Chefs in states with new legislation are already publicly experimenting with dishes for their menus.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
So, why did the luxury brand decide to put so much at stake and introduce produce from the devastated region on its menus?Chef Ooe Is Rehabbing Fukushima’s Food Scene at the Park Hyatt Tokyo
March 11, 2014
Already, menus feature a selection of healthy options, including egg-white sandwiches and healthy wraps.Do You Want Wine With Those Fries?
October 1, 2013
Eat: Alex recommends being a bit adventurous with the menus, “pick out the strangest sounding meal – it always works.”Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World
September 21, 2013
Well, you have to redo all your menus and displays and signs.Is Obama Turning America Into France?
January 23, 2013
I will furnish the capital, and keep the accounts and help you plan the daily menus.Torchy and Vee
With other unique ideas for menus, together with toasts and stories.Games For All Occasions
Mary E. Blain
He made it a point to select things that were not on the menus of the hotels in Honduras.The Brand of Silence
She did wonders with those apples and they added a big variety to our menus.One Way Out
She would have to be hurrying to get her menus back on time.Stubble
- 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 menus
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.