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men·u

 (mĕn′yo͞o)
n.
1. A list of the dishes to be served or available for a meal.
2. The dishes served or available at a meal.
3. A list of available options, especially as displayed on a screen.

[French, small, minute, menu, from Old French menut, small, from Latin minūtus, past participle of minuere, to diminish; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: Menu can be traced back to the Latin word minūtus, meaning "small in size, amount, or degree" and also "possessing or involving minute knowledge." Latin minūtus became Old French menut and Modern French menu, "small, fine, trifling, minute." The French adjective came to be used as a noun with the senses "detail, details collectively," and "detailed list." As such, it was used in the phrase menu de repas, "list of items of a meal," which then was shortened to just menu. The French word was then borrowed into English in the 1800s.

menu

(ˈmɛnjuː)
n
1. (Cookery) a list of dishes served at a meal or that can be ordered in a restaurant
2. (Computer Science) 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
[C19: from French menu small, detailed (list), from Latin minūtus minute2]

men•u

(ˈmɛn yu, ˈmeɪ nyu)

n., pl. men•us.
1. a list of the dishes that can or will be served at a meal.
2. the dishes served.
3. any list or set of items from which to choose.
4. a list of options available to a user, as displayed on a computer or TV screen.
[1650–60; < French: detailed list, n. use of menu small, detailed < Latin minūtus minute2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menu - a list of dishes available at a restaurantmenu - a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was in French"
bill - a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
a la carte - a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
prix fixe - a menu listing fixed meals at fixed prices
table d'hote - a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price
2.menu - the dishes making up a meal
fare - the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
3.menu - (computer science) a list of options available to a computer usermenu - (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
drop-down menu - a menu of options that appears below the item when the computer user clicks on it
cascading menu, hierarchical menu, submenu - a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu
4.menu - an agenda of things to domenu - an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports"
agenda, schedule, docket - a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

menu

noun bill of fare, tariff (chiefly Brit.), set menu, table d'hôte, carte du jour (French) A waiter offered him the menu.
Translations
قائِمَة الخيارات في الحاسوبقَائِمَةُ الطَّعَامِقائِمَة طَعّام في المَطْعَم
menunabídkavýběr uživatelských možnostíjídelní lístek
menuspisekort
ruokalistavalikkomenumenyy
jelovnikmeniizbornik
étlapmenü
matseîill
メニューお品書き
메뉴
meniuvalgiaraštis
ēdienkarteizvelne
jedálny lístokponuka voľby v počítači
jedilnikmeni
jelovnik
meny
รายการอาหาร
thực đơn

menu

[ˈmenjuː] N
1. (= list) → carta f; (= set meal) → menú m
2. (Comput) → menú m

menu

[ˈmɛnjuː] n
(in restaurant) (= list of dishes) → menu m
Could I have the menu please? → Est-ce que je pourrais avoir le menu s'il vous plaît?
to be on the menu [dish] → être au menu
a vegetarian menu → un menu végétarien
(on computer)menu mmenu-driven [ˈmɛnjuːdrɪvən] adj (COMPUTING)piloté(e) par menu

menu

n
(= bill of fare)Speisekarte f; (= dishes served)Menü nt; may we see the menu?können or würden Sie uns bitte die Karte bringen?, können wir bitte die Karte sehen?; what’s on the menu?was steht heute auf dem Speisezettel?, was gibt es heute (zu essen)?; they have a very good menu thereman kann dort ausgezeichnet essen; the typical British menu consists of …ein typisches britisches Essen besteht aus …
(Comput) → Menü nt

menu

(Comput):
menu bar
nMenüleiste f
menu-driven
menu item
nMenüeintrag or -befehl m
menu line
nMenüzeile f
menu option
nMenüoption f
menu point
nMenübefehl m

menu

[ˈmɛnjuː] n (also) (Comput) → menù m inv

menu

(ˈmenjuː) noun
1. (a card with) a list of dishes that may be ordered at a meal. What's on the menu today?
2. a list of options on a computer screen, from which a user can choose.

menu

قَائِمَةُ الطَّعَامِ menu menu Speisekarte μενού menú ruokalista carte jelovnik menu メニュー 메뉴 menu meny jadłospis cardápio меню meny รายการอาหาร mönü thực đơn 菜单
References in classic literature ?
Once she went to her room and studied the cookbook during an entire evening, finally writing out a menu for the week, which left her harassed with a feeling that, after all, she had accomplished no good that was worth the name.
I walk out into a nature such as the old prophets and poets, Menu, Moses, Homer, Chaucer, walked in.
Lady Narborough kept scolding him for what she called "an insult to poor Adolphe, who invented the menu specially for you," and now and then Lord Henry looked across at him, wondering at his silence and abstracted manner.
Two wood-pigeons completed this extraordinary menu.
Meanwhile, as every one she cared to see came to HER (and she could fill her rooms as easily as the Beauforts, and without adding a single item to the menu of her suppers), she did not suffer from her geographic isolation.
I thought the limit of ghoulishness already had been reached in the recitation of Issus' menu.
Philip, thinking her more enchanting than ever, gave her the menu, and she chose her favourite dishes.
The Belgian was horrified by the hideous menu of his companion.
Coulson, after a brief visit to the lavatory, during which he obliterated all traces of his recent condition, seated himself at one of the small flower-decked tables and offered the menu to his new friend.
They seated themselves, and Sir Alfred studied the menu for a moment through his eyeglass.
Caught in the pinch with a part sack of rice and a few pounds of dried apricots, rice and apricots was his menu three times a day for five days hand-running.
She scolded the gardener, decreed the menu at breakfast and dinner, and went from cellar to garret, and from garret to cellar, setting everything to rights according to her notions, without a word of opposition of any sort or description.